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1956 



UOLUmE XX 



JATRES THOTRAS STRUITI 

Editor-in-Chief 

DOROTHl] DOUQLASS REQAll 

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lUlLTOn RAl] SmiTH ROSALEE ATES 

Business Ulanaqers 



Foreiuord 



"Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot, and Never Brought 
to Mind?" 

No, we, the Class of '56, would like to feel that we have 
had a part in preserving the memories associated with our 
Alma Mater, and in so doing, we realize we owe a debt that 
can never be paid in words, for there are so many friends 
that have been responsible for our reaching the stage in 
life when it should be our honor, joy, and responsibility to 
edit The Log. To all who have given us words of cheer and 
wisely guided us on our way, we would say, "Thank you," 
and leave with you our volume of The Log, along with these 
lines : 

From our garden of experiences are garnered 

Some flowers to grace this book; 
May the reader enjoy the roses, 

And the thorns very kindly o'erlook. 



COTITEIITS 

FACULTIJ 

IJounq al Hearl 

SEniORS 

I'm Sillin,' on Top of Ihe Worldl 

junioRs 

lis Almost Tomorrow 

SOPHOmORES 

Qreal Prelender 

FRESHmEn 

Ain'l Thai a Shame? 

ACnulTlES 

Merrily We Roll Along 

SPORTS 

Hail lo Ox/ord, Dear Old Oxjord 

HUmOR 

Ho? Diqqily 




Miss Mary Peterson Shield 

Seventh Grade Teacher in John Nichols School 



It's been said many times 
And it's still the way ive feel, 
"You haven't been to school 
Until you've had Miss Shield." 

Crude and uncouth in our pre-teens 
We soon learn under her instruction 
What real ivork means. 

With courage, patience, and, know-how untold. 
Although ive are late in showing appreciation. 
Some how she coaxes our little minds to unfold. 
We humbly ask that she accept this dedication 
As a token of our love and esteem. 

For all her interest, effort, and devotion, 
There surely must be a special croivn up in Heaven 
Marked Mary P. Shield, 

Savior of Grade Seven. 



Page Nine 




Mrs. Bessie Holt Scher 

Counselor in Second Boys' Cottage 

October 1, 1954— December 5, 1955 

A lovely personality — capable and efficient 

Mrs. Bessie Holt Scher will live in the hearts of all who knew her 
because of all her fine traits she exemplified in her Christian manner. 

To the work of our Home she gave her best, 
Thinking of others with thoughts of the kindest. 
Patient and loving, loyal and true — 
She blessed our world by her passing through. 



IN APPRECIATION 












Mrs. Ruth Blackwell 
Fifteen Rahs for Mrs. Blackwell 

Truly, we are deeply indebted to this fine teacher, and yet we 
feel words are inadequate to express our sincerest appreciation for 
all she has meant to us. Wherever she is found, she is capable, con- 
scientious, and understanding. 

Not only is she a most efficient secretary in Mr. Regan's office, 
but in the classroom, she has provided valuable training and instruc- 
tion for us in that particular field. 

No one has ever given more time, interest, and devotion to the 
work with the cheer leaders, and we know that through her efforts 
many scores have been made, which otherwise would have been lost, 
for encouragement goes a long way toward the winning. 

Mrs. Blackwell, on behalf of the staff and every student, we 
would say "Thank you for everything." 



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Excerpts From Address Delivered By M.'.W.'. Luther T. Hartsell, Jr., 
P.G.M., at Exercises Commemorating One Hundred Years of Masonic 
Philanthropy. Oxford Orphanage, June 24, 1955. 



During the era between the unique 
Masonic persecution and the War Be- 
tween the States, the Masonic Frater- 
nity turned its attention to worthy phi- 
lanthropy. Similar to several of the 
Southern States, North Carolina built 
a Masonic College. 

The movement for the promotion of a 
Masonic College was begun in 1838, when 
Brother David W. Stone introduced a 
set of resolutions to the Grand Lodge 
"to establish a Masonic Seminary for 
the education of children attached to our 
Fraternity." This resulted in an expres- 
sion without conci-ete action. 

During the meeting of Grand Lodge 
in 1842, a resolution was introduced by 
Brother T. L. Lemay, "That the Grand 
Lodge should enter some great benevo- 
lent enterprise," and provide for the 
establishment of a committee to study 
and report plans for the establishment 
of a "Charity School." 

Each year the consideration of a "Sem- 
inary of Learning" consumed its share 
of the attention of the Grand Lodge. 
Many plans, ideas and projects were at- 
tempted during these years until the 
fast growth of Masonic Lodges around 
1851. The name "Saint John's College" 
was decided upon, and Oxford was chos- 
en as the location, because of the gene- 
rosity of Tuscarora Lodge No. 122. 

In 1853 E. H. Hicks deeded to the 
Trustees of St. John's College, a tract 
of land containing 109 acres for the 
price of $4,480. In 1855 the Trustees 
awarded to John Berry the contract for 
the brick work on the building at |11,- 
106.00, and to J. N. Holt the contract 
for the wood work at $11,394.00, a total 
cost of $22,500.00. 

On June 24, 1855, the cornerstone was 
laid with Masonic Grand Honors by Most 
Worshipful Brother Clement H. Jordan, 
of Roxboro. The Reverend Brother Le- 
onidas L. Smith, of Warrenton, was the 
Orator for the day. The Trustees re- 
ported to the Grand Lodge in 1857 that 
the building had been completed with 
$13,000.00 debt. 

The doors of the college were opened 
July 13, 1858, with Professor Ashbel G. 
Brown in charge, and Mr. James Camp- 
bell as assistant. The institution was 
for male students only, but the school 
did not prosper. Two years later Thos. 



C. Tuley attempted to carry on the 
work, with Joseph Venable as assistant. 
They, also, failed to operate the college 
on a profitable basis. 

The civil strife between the North and 
the South caused the suspension of many 
of our Southern Schools. Saint John's 
College suspended operations at the be- 
ginning of the War. 

At the close of the War Between the 
States, John H. Mills made arrangements 
to remove the Female School he was 
conducting, into the college building. The 
school failed. Mr. Mills was followed by 
the Reverend J. H. Phillips, who was 
succeeded by the Reverend C. B. Rid- 
dick. The session of schools ended in 
1871, each attempt resulting in failure. 

During these years of reconstruction, 
when it seemed impossible to reestablish 
a school in the Saint John's College 
Building, the Grand Lodge sought means 
of disposal of the property; and by the 
1872 session of the Grand Lodge the 
paramount question was : "What shall 
be done with St. John's College?" One 
resolution was introduced that the prop- 
erty be sold; but a substitute motion by 
John H. Mills, that "The St. John's Col- 
lege be made into an Asylum for the 
protection, training and education of in- 
digent orphan children." The substitute 
motion finally prevailed and Brother 
John H. Mills was elected Superintend- 
ent. The Grand Lodge appropriated $500 
and the Orphanage was born. 

February 13, 1873, an old battered 
wagon drove up to the front of the St. 
John's College Building, and Brother 
Mills received into his arms; Robert L. 
and Nancy Parrish, and Isabella Robert- 
son, Granville County. 

From a little acorn a great oak tree 
does grow. The ideal of Masonic Char- 
ity, struggling for thirty-five years to 
take root, sprang up in the life of Ox- 
ford Orphanage. We can look around 
us to see the physical results of 100 years 
of Masonic Philanthropy, but we must 
view the entire world to know the spir- 
itual power of this Masonic Love, that 
has been engendered into the lives of 
thousands of boys and girls, who, hav- 
ing lived beneath the oaks in Oxford Or- 
phanage, are infusing the world with 
their interpretation of Masonic Love. 



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Mr. C. W. Duggins 

Superintendent of Oxford City Schools 



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Mr. E. T. Regan 

Principal of John Nichols School 
Assistant Superintendent of Oxford Orphanage 



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Reverend A. DeLeon Gray 

Superintendent of Oxford Orphanage 



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Mrs. Maurice Blackwell 

Fuller's Business School 

Shorthand and Typing 

Secretary to the Priyicipal 



Mr. Thomas B. Currin 

Campbell College; B. A., Wake Forest 
Social Science 




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Mrs. Robert J. Davis 

A. B., Catawba College 
English and Physical Education 




Mrs. Elbert E. Fuller 

A. B., Salem College; Summer Ses- 
sions at University of North Carolina, 
also University of Virginia. 

Libr'arian 



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Mr. Wade E. Gregory 

Graduate of Oxford Orphanage 
Instructor iyi Shoemaking 




Mr. J. H. Landrum 

Mergenthaler School of Mechanics 
Instructor in Printing 




Mrs. Luther A. Ligon 

A. B., Elon College; M. A,, University 
of North Carolina; Candidate for Ph. D. 

English and Latin 




Miss Virginia McQueen 

B. A., Coker College; M. A., Teachers 
College Columbia University. 

Public School Music 



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Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr. 

A. B., Elon College 
Mathematics and Baseball 




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Mr. M. G. McSwain 

Graduate of Electrical Engineering, 
I. C. S., Association Member of Ameri- 
can Institute of Electrical Engineering 

Instructor in Electrical 

Engineering 



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IN APPRECIATION 




Mr. Homer M. Thompson 

For the past two years it has been our pleasure to have Mr. Homer M. 
Thompson as our science instructor and coach. 

After the completion of our Recreation Center, he has also been bas- 
ketball coach. 

We are deeply grateful to him for his sincere devotion to our Home 
and school, and his untiring efforts in our behalf, whether it be in the class- 
room, on the campus, or on the athletic field. 

Not only did he have to begin with the inexperienced in football, but 
even the more inexperienced in basketball for this sport had its real begin- 
ning this year. It has been his purpose to instill in us the qualities that 
help to make a strong foundation for good sportsmanship and fair play. 
He and Mrs. Thompson, and little son, have won the love and admiration of 
all on the campus, and it is with a feeling of regret that we see them leave 
our midst; however, we do extend to Mr. Thompson our very best wishes 
for a happy and most successful year in his newly accepted position in the 
Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem. 

They will find plenty of friends, but they must not forget that their 
Oxford Orphanage friends will eagerly look forward to their return. 

To a wonderful family — May the best be yours! 



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CLASS OF 1956 

"The ivorld ivill meet our price if we hut m,eet its needs." 
Colors : Charcoal and Pink Flower : Carnation 

Mary Elizabeth Pruitt, Mascot 

Dorothy Douglass Regan President 

James Thomas Strum Vice-President 

RosALEE Ates Secretary 

Wilton Ray Smith Treasurer 



RosALEE Ates Historian 

Wilton Ray Smith Prophet 

Janie Leggette Harrison Testatrix 

Betty Ann McLendon Poet 

Shirley Rebecca Heffner Giftorian 

Mrs. Luther A. Ligon, Home Room Teacher 



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Cum Magna Laude 



Salutatorian 
James Thomas Strum 



Valedictorian 
Dorothy Douglass Regan 



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Mary Elizabeth Pruitt 

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Milton Pruitt 




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President 
Dorothy Douglass Regan 
Oxford, N. C. 
"A Little learning is a dangerous thing." 

Associate Editor of The Log, 4: Class President. 1. 2. 3, 4; G. B. Summers Club. 1. 2, 4; 
Treasurer of the G. B. Summers Club. 1; President of the G. B. Summers Club. 2: Sec- 
retaiy of the G. B. Summers Club, 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club. 3; President of the Nettie N. 
Beniis Club. 3; Glee Club, 1. 2. 3, 4; Future Teachers of America, 2. 3. 4; President of the 
Future Teachers of America, 2, 3, 4; Treasurer of Student Council, 1: Vice-President of 
the Student Council, 3; President of the Student Council. 4; Winner of Patriotic Speak- 
ing Contest. 3: Debating. 2, 3, 4: District Winner in the Voice of Democracy Contest. 4; 
County Winner in the Voice of Democracy Contest. 3; Betty Crocker Search Contest, 4; 
Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Winner in Americanism Essay Contest, 3; Presbyterian Col- 
lege Essay Contest, 4; Lentheric Contest, 4: Oxford Orphanage Medal Winner of the Reci- 
tation-Declamation Contest, 1; Winner of World Peace Key in the World Peace Contest, 
2; Kiwanis Club Medal Winner of Senior Recitation Contest. 4; Letter Student. 2; Letter 
and Star Student, 3; Letter and Two-Star Student. 4; Delegate to Girls State— June. 1955; 
Winner of Debating Cup — 1954 and 1955; Chief Marshal. 3; A. B. Duke Finalist. 4: Semi- 
Finalist in National Merit Examination. 4; American Junior Red Cross. 1, 2, 3, 4; North 
Carolina Medical Society Essay Contest, 4; Secretary of Student Council, 2; Senior Play, 4, 
Stunt Night, 4; May Queen, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Man Who Invented Television. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime : Watching What He Invented. 

At the Rainbow's End: "Where are thou, Romeo?" 

Pet Peeve: Man Who Invented Alarm Clocks. 

Life's Ambition: "Boys and Girls, I'm your new teacher." 

Nickname: "Dodie." 

Favorite Sport: I'll never tell! 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Behind the Counter in the Recreation Center. 



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Vice-President 

James Thomas Strum 

Henderson, N. C. 

"It is not what ive take but what ive give 
that makes us rich." 

Editor-in-Chief of The Log, 4; Intramural Bas- 
ketball, 1, 2; Football, 1; Class Secretary, 1; Class 
Treasurer, 3, Class Vice-President, 4; G. B. Sum- 
mers Club, 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 1, 2, 3; Glee 
Club, 3, 4; Representative to the Student Council, 
1; Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Certificate Win- 
ner, Western Union Contest, 4; Letter Student, 
4; Participant in "The Messiah," 3; American 
Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; Commencement Mar- 
shal, 3; District Music Meet, 3, 4; Presbyterian 
College Essay Contest, 4; Winner of the First 
Prize, $25.00 Bond, in the Presbyterian College 
Essay Contest, 4; Publicity Manager for the Red 
Devils' Football Team, 3, 4; Boys' Quartet, 3, 4; 
Speech of Appreciation at the IDedication of the 
Recreational Building, 4; Spring Concert, 3, 4; 
Americanism Essay Contest, 3; North Carolina 
Medical Society Essay Contest, 4: Senior Recita- 
tion-Declamation Contest, 4; Senior Play, 4; Stunt 
Night, 4, 

Favorite Personality: Mrs. L. A. Ligon. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Being With a 
"Certain" Girl. 

At the Rainbow's End: "I, James, take 
thee, Jennie Mae " 

Pet Peeve: Someone Who Says, "I don't 
care." 

Life's Ambition : To Master the Print- 
ing Trade. 

Nickname: "Fuzzy" and "Jim." 

Favorite Sport: Swimming. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Tampico, Mex. 



Secreta7-y 
RosALEE Ates 
Hickory, N. C. 

"Judge not the faces, but search the 
hearts." 

Business Manager of The Log, 4; Basketball, 1, 
2, 3, 4: Volley Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer, 1, 2, 3, 4; Cap- 
tain Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Speed Ball, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 
2; Class Vice-President, 3; Class Secretary, 4; 
Nettie N. Bemis Club, 1, 3; Secretary of the Net- 
tie N. Bemis Club, 3; G. B. Summers Club, 2, 4; 
Future Teachers of America, 2, 3, 4; Secretary of 
the Future Teachers of America, 2, 3; Glee Club, 
1, 2, 3; Recitation-Declamation Contest, 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Senior Recitation Contest, 4; World Peace Contest, 
1. 2, 3, 4; Patriotic Speaking Contest, 2, 3, 4; De- 
bating, 2, 3; Chairman of the Debating Team, 2, 3, 
4; Lentheric Contest, 4; Betty Crocker Search Con- 
test, 4; Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Honorable 
Mention in the Girls' Recitation Contest, 3; Honor- 
able Mention in the Senior Recitation Contest, 4; 
Letter Student, 3; Letter and Star Student. 4; Let- 
ter and Two-Star Student, 4; Commencement Mar- 
shal, 3; Softball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Americanism Essay Con- 
test, 3; Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; North Carolina Medi- 
cal Society Essay Contest, 4; Presbyterian College 
Essay Contest, 4; Senior Play, 4; Class Historian, i. 

Favorite Personality: Rev. A. D. Gray. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Dodging Teach- 
ers. 

At the Rainbow's End: Ah! That Man! 

Pet Peeve: James Strum. 

Life's Ambition : A Teacher or Secretary. 

Nickname: "Rosie" and "Tonie." 

Favorite Sport: BasketbalL 

Favorite Vacation Spot: The Summit's 
Residence. 



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Treasurer 

Wilton Ray Smith 

Fuquay Springs, N. C. 

"We attract hearts by the qualities we 
display." 

Business Manager of The Log, 4: Baseball, 1, 2; 
Basketball, 3; Football, 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain of the 
Football Team, 4; Football Letter Award, 2, 3, 4; 
Class Secretary, 3; Class Treasurer, 4; G. B, Sum- 
mers Club, 2, 4; President of the G. B. Summers 
Club, 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 1, 3; Critic for the 
Nettie N. Bemis Club, 3; Glee Club, 3; Future Teach- 
ers of America Club, 2, 3, 4; Student Council, 3, 4; 
Recitation-Declamation Contest, 1.4; Western Union 
Contest, 3, 4: Presbyterian College Essay Contest, 4; 
District Music Meet, 3; Senior Recitation Contest, 4; 
Spring Concert, 3; Commencenient Marshal, 3; Let- 
ter Student, 4; Letter and Star Student, 4; Partici- 
pant in "The Messiah," 3; Debating, i; Americanism 
Essay Contest, 3; Baseball Letter Award, 2: North 
Carolina Medical Society Essay Contest, 4; Ameri- 
can Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; Senior Play, 4; 
Winner of Football Trophy at First Home Game, 3: 
Winner of Best Offensive Football Player Trophy 3; 
Winner of Most Valuable Football Player Trophy, 4; 
Winner of a George Foster Hankins Scholarship 
at Wake Forest, 4; Senior Play, 4; Stunt Night, 4; 
Class Prophet. 4. 

Favorite Personality: George Gobel. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Popular Music. 
At the Rainbow's End: Pot of Gold. 
Pet Peeve: Local Radio Announcer Ad- 

libing. 
Life's Ambition: Success. 
Nickname: "Pogo." 
Favorite Sport: Football. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: "Kennebec." 



Representative to Student Council 

William Arthur Wilson 

Oxford, N. C. 

"Luck is when preparedness meets oppoi'- 
tunity." 

G. B. Summers Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Nettie N. Bemis 
Club, 4; Future Teachers of America, 4; Student 
Council, 4; Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Certificate 
Winner In Western Union Contest, 4; Presbyterian 
College Essay Contest, 4: Americanism Essay Con- 
test. 4; N.E.P.H. Essay Contest, 4; American Junior 
Red Cross. 1. 2, 3, 4; Humor Editor of The Log, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Mr. M. G. Talton, 
Jr. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Eating. 

At the Rainbow's End: Millionaire. 

Pet Peeve : Big-talkers. 

Life's Ambition : Math Teacher. 

Nickname: "Bill." 

Favorite Sport: Basketball. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Orpheum Thea- 
tre. 



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Testatrix 
Janie Leggette Harrison 
Williamston, N. C. 
"The secret of satisfaction in life is self- 
control." 

Senior Editor of The Log, 4; Basketball, 1, 2. 3. 
4; Soccer, I, 2, 3. 4; Captain Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Volley 
Ball, 1, 2, 3. ,4; Speed Ball, 3, 4; Class Secretary, 2: 
Nettie N. Bemis Club, 3: Reporter for G. B. Sum- 
mers Club, 2; Critic for G. B. Summers Club, 4: 
Recitation-Declamation Contest, 4: Senior Recita- 
tion-Declamation Contest, 4; Patriotic Speaking 
Contest, 2; Lentheric Contest, 4; Betty Crocker 
Search Contest, 4; Presbyterian College Contest, 4 
Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Letter Student, 4 
Softball. 1, 2, 3, 4: Commencement Marshal, 3 
Voice of Democracy Contest, 4; Americanism Essay 
Contest, 3; American Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 4; 
N.E.P.H. Essay Contest, 4; Senior Play, 4. 

Favorite Personality: "Gabe" Austell. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Eating, Talk- 
ing, and Writing. 

At the Rainbow's End: Man, Money, and 
Mansion. 

Pet Peeve : "Dat dare 6 o'clock bell" and 
Rosalee Ates "Hooking" My Pencil Ev- 
ery Day. 

Nickname: "Leggette" and "Tarzan." 

Favorite Sport: Basketball. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere That 
Hot Dogs and Pepsi Colas Are Avail- 
able. 



Poet 

Betty Ann McLendon 

Lilesville, N. C. 

"God is the only sure foundation upon 
which we can rest, now and forever." 

Sports Editor of The Log, 4; Basketball. 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Volley Ball. 1, 2, 3. 4; Speed Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain 
Ball, 3, 4: Cheerleader, 4: Nettie N. Bemis Club, 1, 
2, 3; G. B. Summ,;rs Cub, 4; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3; Len- 
theric Contest, 4; Betty Crocker Search Contest, 4; 
Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Presbyterian College 
Essay Contest, 4; Americanism Essay Contest. 3; 
North Carolina Medical Society Essay Contest, 4; 
American Junior Red Cross, 1, 2. 3, 4; May Day 
Attendant, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Rev. A. DeLeon 
Gray. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Reading News- 
papers and Listening to the Radio. 

At the Rainbow's End: "Doc" and Me 
Coming Down the Church Aisle. 

Pet Peeve: Money-Hungry Brothers. 

Life's Ambition : Registered X-Ray Tech- 
nician. 

Nickname: "Bet" and "Burpsi." 

Favorite Sport: Basketball. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: At a Pepsi Cola 
Bottling Co. 



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Giftorian 

Shirley Rebecca Hepfner 

Belmont, N. C. 

"There is nothing as powerful as truth 
and often nothing so strange. 

Photograph Editor of The Log, 4; Basketball 

1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer, 1, 2, 3, 4: Captain Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4 
Nettie N. Bemis Club, 3; G. B. Summers Club, 2, 4 
Glee Club, 2, 3, 4; Recitation-Declamation Contest. 

2, 3; Patriotic Speaking Contest, 2. 3; Lentheric 
Contest. 4; Betty Crocker Search Contest, 4; Pres- 
byterian College Essay Contest, 4; Western Union 
Contest, 3, 4; Softball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Americanism Essay 
Contest, 3; N.E.P.H. Essay Contest, 4; Stunt Night, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Barry Gordon. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Spending 
Money. 

At the Rainbow's End: Husband, Home, 
and Two Kids. 

Pet Peeve : Robert Barker. 

Life's Ambition: To Be a Success. 

Nickname: "Boots" and "Candy." 

Favorite Sport: Basketball. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: My Rich Un- 
cle's House. 



Robert Clay Barker 
Oxford, N. C. 1 

"Do7i't try dying, hut die trying. 

G. B. Summers Club, 1, 2, 4: Nettie N. Bemls 
Club, 3: Glee Club, 4; Western Union Contest, 3, 4; 
Americanism Essay Contest, 3; Presbyterian Col- 
lege Essay Contest, 4; American Junior Red Cross, 
1, 2, 3, 4; North Carolina Medical Society Essay 
Contest, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Jane Russell. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Women. 
At the Rainbow's End: A Cadillac. 
Pet Peeve : Geometry. 

Life's Ambition: To Own Standard Oil 
Company. 

Nickname: "Worrywart." 

Favorite Sport: Racing a Car. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Mars. 



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Nellie Gray Beasley 
Oxford, N. C. 

"The only way to have a friend is to be 
one." 

Basketball, 4: Captain Ball, 4; Nettie N. Bemls 
Club, 1, 3; G. B. Summers Club, 2, 4; Future Teach- 
ers of America. 2: Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Recitation- 
Declamation Contest, 1; Senior Recitation Contest, 
4; Lentheric Contest, 4; Presbyterian College Es- 
say Contest, 4; Betty Crocker Search Contest, 4; 
Western Union Contest, 4; Softball. 4; American- 
ism Essay Contest, 3; N.E.P.H. Essay Contest, 4: 
American Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; District Music 
Meet, 4; Spring Concert, 2, 4; Stunt Night, 4, 

Favorite Personality: Miss Virginia Mc- 
Queen. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Music. 

At the Rainbow's End: A Ranch-Style 
Home. 

Pet Peeve: Conceited People. 

Life's Ambition: To Be a Music Direc- 
tor. 

Nickname: "Puddin'." 

Favorite Sport: Football. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: The Mountains. 



Donna Hazel Bostic 
Warsaw, N. C. 



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"We can never plan our fxitnre by our 
past." 

Basketball, I, 2, 3, 4: Soccer, 4: Softball, 1. 2, 3, 
4: G. B. Summers Club, 2. 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 
1, 3: Glee Club, 1; Recitation-Declamation Con- 
test, 2, 3; World Peace Contest, 1; Patriotic Speak- 
ing Contest, 2; Lentheric Contest, 4; Presbyterian 
College Essay Contest, 4: Americanism Essay Con- 
test, 3: Winner of the World Peace Key, 4; N.E.P.H. 
Essay Contest, 4; Speed Ball, 3, 4: Captain Ball, 
1, 2, 3, 4; Stunt Night, 4: Attendant in May Day 
Program, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Perry Como. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Writing Let- 
ters. 

At the Rainbow's End: A Home and a 
Family. 

Pet Peeve: James Strum. 

Life's Ambition: To Be a Success. 

Nickname: "Peg." 

Favorite Sport: Basketball. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Any Place 
Where I Can Get My Sleep. 



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Pattie Sue Bostic 
Warsaw, N. C. 



"What costs the least, and does the most 
is just a pleasant smile." 

Basketball. 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer. 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain 
Ball, 1. 2, 3, 4; Speed Ball. 3. 4; Nettie N. Bemis 
Club. 1. 2, 3: G. B. Summers Club. 4; Glee Club. 1. 
2. 3, 4; Recitation-Declamation Contest. 1. 2. 3. 4; 
Senior Recitation Contest, 4; Patriotic Speaking 
Contest. 3; Lentheric Contest. 4; Presbyterian Col- 
lege Essay Contest. 4; Western Union Contest. 3. 4; 
Softball. 1. 2. 3. 4: Cheerleader. 4; Americanism Es- 
say Contest. 3; North Carolina Medical Society 
Essay Contest, 4; Betty Crocker Search Contest. 4. 

Favorite Personality: Robert Lee Cooke. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime : Daydreaming. 
At the Rainbow's End: Happiness. 
Pet Peeve: Jackie Jones. 
Life's Ambition: To Be a R. N. 
Nickname: "Red." 
Favorite Sport: Swimming. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Wr ightsv ille 
Beach, N. C. 



Betty Lou Dickerson 
Oxford, N. C. 

"We know the faces of many, but the 
hearts of none." 

Feature Editor of The Log. 4: Basketball, 4; 
Captain Ball. 4: Nettie N. Bemis Club. 3; G. B. 
Summers Club. 1, 2. 4; Future Teachers of America, 
2. 3. 4: Lentherlc Contest. 4; Betty Crocker Search 
Contest. 4; Presbyterian College Essay Contest. 4; 
Western Union Contest. 3. 4; Softball. 4; American- 
ism Essay Contest. 3; North Carolina Medical So- 
ciety Essay Contest. 4; Participant in "The Mes- 
f^iah." 3: American Junior Red Cross. 1. 2. 3; Glee 
Club. 2. 3; Stunt Night. 4. 

Favorite Personality: Spanish Lover, Don 
Juan. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Singing in a 

Girls' Quartet. 
At the Rainbow's End: A Blue Mercury 

Coming from California. 
Pet Peeve: Geometry and Shorthand. 
Life's Ambition: "MRS!" Degree and 

Religious Educator. 
Nickname: "Curly." 
Favorite Sport: Skating. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Hills of Noith 

Wilkesboro. 



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Janice Sue Dillehay 
Oxford, N. C. 
"/ walk by faith, not by sight." 

Art Editor of The Log, 4; Basketball, 4; Captain 
Ball. 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 3; G. B. Summers 
Club, 1, 2, 4; Vice-President o£ the G. B. Summers 
Club, 4; Future Teachers of America, 2, 3. 4; Glee 
Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; High School Play, 3; Recitation- 
Declamation Contest, 4; Senior Recitation-Decla- 
mation Contest, 4; Debating, 3, 4; Lentheric Con- 
test, 4; Betty Crocker Search Contest, 4: Presbyteri- 
an College Essay Contest, 4; Western Union Con- 
test, 3, 4; Softball, 4; Voice of Democracy Contest, 
4; Speed Ball, 4; President of the Glee Club. 4; Vol- 
ley Ball, 4; Americanism Essay Contest, 3; North 
Carolina Medical Society Essay Contest, 4; Letter 
Student, 4; American Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Senior Play, 4; Stunt Night, 4. 

Favorite Personality : James Dean. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Dancing and 

Writing Letters. 
At the Rainbow's End : The One I Have 

Been Looking for and Hope That He 

Is Eligible. 
Pet Peeve: That Horrible Geometry 

Class. 
Life's Ambition : Teaching Those Play 

Boys That Life Can Be Beautiful. 
Nickname: "Dilly." 
Favorite Sport: Basketball. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: "Them Hills of 

Blowing Rock and That Great Myrtle 
Beach." 



George Stephen Faucette 
Oxford, N. C. 

"Life can be beautiful, but only to those 
who desire it to be so." 

Baseball, 1, 2, 3; Basketball, 3, 4; Football. 4; 
G. B. Summers Club, 1, 2, 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 
3; Americanism Essay Contest. 3. 4; Presbyterian 
College Essay Contest. 4; American Junior Red 
Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; Western Union Contest, 3, 4; N.E. 
P.H. Essay Contest, 4; Basketball Letter Award. 4; 
Baseball Letter Award. 2, 3. 

Favorite Personality: Frank Sinatra. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Loafing. 
At the Rainbow's End: A Wife and Home. 
Life's Ambition: To Be Smart Like Some 

Dopes. 
Pet Peeve : Knuckleball. 
Nickname: "Birdlegs." 
P'avorite Sport: Baseball. 
I'avorite Vacation Spot: Pauline West's 

Living Room. 



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Monty Barry Finch 
Garner, N. C. 

"Better to do than dream; better to he 
than seem." 

Intra-Mural Basketball, 1. 2; Football. 2, 3. 4; 
G. B. Summers Club, 1, 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 

2, 3; Glee Club, 3, 4; American Junior Red Cross, 
1, 2, 3. 4; Presbyterian College Essay Contest, 4; 
Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Participant in "The 
Messiah," 3; Boys' Quartet, 3, 4; Spring Concert, 

3, 4; District Music Meet, 3, 4; Americanism Essay 
Contest, 3: North Carolina Medical Society Essay 
Contest, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Dean Martin. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Working. 
At the Rainbow's End: A Pot of Gold. 
Pet Peeve: Towel Thieves. 
Life's Ambition: To Be a Printer. 
Nickname: "Ed." 
Favorite Sport: Hunting. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: The Metropolis 
of Garner, N. C. 



CoLEY Lee Hackett 
Graham, N. C. 

''Happy is the man that findeth wisdoin, 
and the man that getteth understand- 
ing." 

Boys' Sports Editor of The Log, 4; Football, 2, 
3, 4: G. B. Summers Club, 2, 4: Nettie N. Bemis 
Club, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Western Union Con- 
test, 3, 4; Presbyterian College Essay Contest, 4; 
American Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; Participant 
in "The Messiah," 3; Spring Concert, 3, 4; Christ- 
mas Pageant, 3, 4; District Music Meet, 3, 4; Foot- 
ball Letter Award, 3, 4; Intra-Mural Basketball, 2: 
N.R.O.T.C. Examination Contestant, 4; Winner of 
the Oxford Lodge No. 122 Medal in Boys' Recita- 
tion Contest, 1; North Carolina Medical Society 
Essay Contest, 4; Americanism Essay Contest, 3; 
Senior Play, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Mario Lanza. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Sleeping. 
At the Rainbow's End: 1956 Pontiac. 
Pet Peeve : Larry "Nose" Mumford, John 

"Man" McMillan. 
Life's Ambition : To Be a Success. 
Nickname: "Colon" and "Seal." 
Favorite Sport: Football. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: In the Bed. 



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Fulton Crawford Herrington 
Salisbury, N. C. 

"It is a miserable state of mind to have 
few things to desire, and many things 
to fear." 

Football, 1. 2. 3, 4; G. B. Summers Club, 4; Net- 
tie N. Bemis Club, 3; American Junior Red Cross, 
1, 2, 4; Western Union Contest, 3, 4: Presbyterian 
College Essa.v Contest. 4; Football Letter, 4; Intra- 
Mural Basketball, 1, 2; Americanism Essay Con- 
test, 3; North Carolina Medical Society Essay Con- 
test, 4. 

Favorite Personality : Burt Lancaster. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Observing . . . 

At the Rainbow's End: U. S. Mint. 

Pet Peeve : Answering Stupid Questions. 

Life's Ambition: To Be a Wealthy Elec- 
trician. 

Nickname: "Hook." 

Favorite Sport: Football and Hunting. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Kalamazoo, 
Michigan. 



Marshall Daniel Murray 

Oxford, N. C. 

"You can give out but never give up." 

G. B. Summers Club, 1, 2, 4; Nettie N. Bemis 
Club, 3; Glee Club, 4; Boys' Recitation-Declama- 
tion Contest, 4; Western Union Contest, 3, 4; Ameri- 
canism Essay Contest, 3: Presbyterian College Es- 
say Contest, 4; North Carolina Medical Society Es- 
say Contest, 4; Senior Play, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Marilyn Monroe. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Eating. 
At the Rainbow's End: Thunderbird. 
Pet Peeve: "Please put my groceries in 

two bags." (After I have already put 

them in one.) 
Life's Ambition: Pilot. 
ITickname: "Romeo." 
Favorite Sport : Basketball. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere, 

U. S. A. 



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Jo Anne Powell 

High Point, N. C. 

"We build the ladder by which we rise." 

Basketball. 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain of the Basketball 
Team. 4; Soccer, 1. 2, 3, 4: Captain Ball, 1. 2, 3. 4: 
Softball, 1, 2, 3. 4: Nettie N. Bemis Club. 1. 3; G. B. 
Summers Club, 2, 4: Glee Club. 1, 2, 3; Recitation- 
Declamation Contest, 1; Betty Crocker Search 
Contest. 4; Lentheric Contest, 4; Americanism Es- 
say Contest, 3: Presbyterian College Essay, 4; West- 
5rn Union Contest, 3, 4: Volley Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Ameri- 
can Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3. 4; North Carolina 
Medical Society Essay Contest. 4; Stunt Night, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Pat Boone. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime : Eating at a 

"Certain" Place With "Certain" People. 
At the Rainbow's End: To Tour the 

World With ! 

Pet Peeve: Amos Speight and James 

Strum. 
Life's Ambition : To Become a Success. 
Nickname: "Jodie" and "Joey." 
Favorite Sport: Basketball. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Myrtle Beach. 






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Amos Virgil Speight 
Charlotte, N. C. 

"Every man has three characters; that 
which he exhibits; that ivhich he has; 
and that which he thinks he has." 

Basketball, 1; Football. 1. 2. 3. 4; G. B. Sum- 
mers Club. 1, 4: Nettie N, Bemis Club, 2, 3: Glee 
Club. 2, 3; Debating, 3, 4; Certificate Winner in 
Western Union Contest, 4; Western Union Contest, 
3 4; Presb.yterian College Essay Contest, 4; Par- 
ticipant in "The Messiah," 3; American Junior Red 
Cross, 1. 2, 3, 4: Ameriranism Essa.v Contest, 3; 
North Carolina Medical Society Essay Contest, 4: 
Senior Play, 4; Stunt Night, 4. 

Favorite Personality: Mr. E. G. McSwain. 

Most Enjoyable Pastime: Cutting Mar- 
vin Smith's Hair. 

At the Rainbow's End: Empty Pot. 
Someone Else Got There First! 

Pet Peeve : Stubborn Girls. 

Life's Ambition: To Be a Success at 
Printing in My Own Shop. 

Nickname: "Sam." 

Favorite Sport: Football. 

Favorite Vacation Spot: Anywhere but 
Norwood. 



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Hazel Beatrice Strum 
Henderson, N. C. 

"You won't have time to find fault with 
others if you check your own efforts." 

Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer, 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain 
Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Softball, 1. 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer, 
1; G. B. Summers Club. 2, 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 
1, 3; Glee Club, 1, 2, 3, 4; Recitation-Declamation 
Contest, 1: Speed Ball, 3, 4; Future Teachers of 
America. 3, 4; Volley Ball, 1, 2, 3, 4; Betty Crocker 
Search Contest, 4; Western Union Contest. 3, 4: 
Lenthcric Contest, 4; Americanism Essay Contest, 
3; Cheerleader, 3. 4; Chief Cheerleader, 4: Ameri- 
can Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4; North Carolina 
Medical Society Essay Contest, 4; District Music 
Meet, 3, 4; Spring Concert, 1, 2, 3, 4; Chairman, 
G. B. Summers Club, 4; Senior Play, 4; Stunt 
Night, 4; Maid of Honor in May Day Program. 4. 

Favorite Personality: Mrs. Maurice 

Blackwell. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Writing to a 

Certain "Boy." 
At the Rainbow's End: All My Dreams 

Come True. 
Life's Ambition: I, Hazel, take thee . . ." 
Pet Peeve: Gladys Hill and Flirty Boys. 
Nickname: "Strum." 
Favorite Sport: Basketball. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: Any Place 

Where There Are Peaceful People. 



Nancy Belle Wilson 
Oxford, N. C. 

"A friend is one who walks in when the 
rest of the world walks out." 

Basketball. 4; Captain Ball, 4; G. B. Summers 
Club, 1, 2, 4; Nettie N. Bemis Club, 3: Treasurer of 
the G. B. Summers Club, 2: Glee Club, 1, 2. 3. 4: 
Pianist for the Glee Club, 2; Future Teachers of 
America, 2, 3, 4; Pianist for the Future Teachers 
of America, 3, 4; World Peace Contest, 4; Debating, 
3, 4; School Winner in Betty Crocker Search Con- 
test, 4; Lentheric Contest, 4; Western Union Con- 
test, 3, 4; Presbyterian College Essay Contest, 4; 
Honorable Mention in the Voice of Democracy Con- 
test, 4; Honorable Mention in the Lentheric Con- 
test, 4: Honorable Mention in the Senior Recitation 
Contest, 4; Honorable Mention in the Girl's Reci- 
tation Contest. 4; Americanism Essa.v Contest. 3 
North Carolina Medical Society Essay Contest. 4 
Letter Student. 4; Junior Red Cross, 1, 2, 3, 4 
Speedball, 4; Volleyball, 4; Club Editor of The Log. 
4; Senior Play. 4; Softball. 4; Stunt Night. 4. 

Favorite Personality: Don Cherry. 
Most Enjoyable Pastime: Dancing and 

Writing Letters to Louisburg College 

and France. 
At the Rainbow's End : Finding a 6 ft. 

I in. Who Is Willing to Say, "I Do." 
Pet Peeve: Facing Mr. Talton on a Mon- 
day Morning. 
Life's Ambition : Teaching Shakespeare 

and Dramatics to Some of These "Real 

Gone Teen-agers." 
Nickname: "Nan" and "Henry Hawk." 
Favorite Sport: Ice-skating. 
Favorite Vacation Spot: White Lake and 

"them thar mountains." 



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SCHOLARSHIP CONTESTANTS 

Dorothy Douglass Regan 

Angler B. Duke Award Finalist 
Semi-Finalist in National Merit Scholarship Program 

Wilton Ray Smith 
George Foster Hankins Scholarship Winner at Wake Forest College 



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"Lovely to Look At" 




James Thomas Strum 
Handsomest 

Dorothy Douglass Regan 
Prettiest 



"How to Be Very, Very Popular" 



Monty Barry Finch 

Hazel Beatrice Strum 

Most Popular 






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CoLEY Lee Hackett 
Janice Sue Dillehay 
Biggest Flirts 




"Three Coins in a Fountain" 




Nellie Gray Beasley 
Most Dependable 

Jo Anne Powell 
Wittiest 



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Betty Ann McLendon 
Most Dignified 

Marshall Daniel Murray 
Most Courteous 



Janie Leggette Harrison 

William Arthur Wilson 

Most Ambitious 



"Please, Mr. Sun" 




"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" 



Wilton Ray Smith 
RosALEE Ates 
Most Athletic 




"Ang-el Pie' 




Betty Lou Dickerson 
Fulton Crawford Herrington 

Cutest 



'Kokomo" 







Amos Virgil Speight 

Pattie Sue Bostic 

Most Talkative 



'Too Old to Cut the Mustard" 
"Pretty Baby" 



Robert Clay Barker 
Class Antique 

Shirley Rebecca Heffner 
Class Baby 




Nancy Wilson 
Best Dancer 



'Dance with Me, Henry" 




"Lisbon Antiqua" 







Donna Hazel Bostic 

Friendliest 

George Stephen Faucette 
Most Optimistic 




MEMORIES 



September 7, 1953 — On that day a group of forty-nine distinguished 
citizens entered the John Nichols School Music Room. Their goal — The 
Concert ! In the first year we were a little inexperienced at singing, but 
clad in the robes of Freshmen, we started on our long journey. 

Feeling our need for leaders and guides we had Dorothy Regan as our 
president ; Helen Alf ord as our vice-president ; James Strum, secretary ; 
and Hazel Strum was treasurer. 

To help us understand the mysteries of the voice during our first year, 
we had the faithful guidance of our Principal, Mr. E. T. Regan. Also there 
to help us obtain our goal were our conductors. They were Miss Louise 
Pender, English; Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr., algebra; Mr. M. L. Austell, gen- 
eral science; and our homeroom teacher, Mr. T. B. Currin, civics. 

Mr. Austell and Mr. Talton did double duty that year by coaching the 
boys on the football and baseball fields. We were represented by Wilton 
Smith on the football squad. While the boys were interested in these 
games, the girls took a fancy to basketball. The girls were fortunate to 
have five girls on the Champion Basketball Team, under the guidance of 
Mr. Roy P. Marsh. They were Barbara Kifer, Frances Hildebran, Peggy 
Blanchard, Janie Harrison, and Rosalee Ates. 

This year Dorothy Regan was treasurer of the Student Council and 
James Strum was representative from our ninth grade. Dorothy was also 
treasurer of the G. B. Summers Club. 

We hit the "spot-light" again when Dorothy won the Oxford Orphan- 
age Medal in the Girl's Recitation Contest. Her poster was also the winner 
in the Fire Prevention Contest. 

Frances Hildebran represented our class on the cheerleading squad. 

There were other things of interest in this first year. The Glee Club 
offered musical training for our members under the capable guidance of 
Miss Dorothy Parham. 

Finally, we found ourselves at the end of the first year, when thirty- 
five were qualified for additional training. 

During our Sophomore year Mr. Talton, who was our home room 
teacher, taught us algebra. Also conducting us were Mr. M. L. Austell, 
who taught biology, while Mrs. Maurice Adams offered us English, and 
Mrs. Ligon, Latin. 

Our class officers who were to lead us this year were Dorothy Reg'an, 
president; Helen Alf ord, vice-president; Janie Harrison, secretary; and 
Rosalee Ates, treasurer. 



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Dorothy Regan and Janie Harrison were members of the Student 
Council. Dorothy was also the president of the G. B. Summers Club. We 
had two members in the High School Play this year, Dorothy Regan and 
Rosalee Ates. 

Coley Hackett brought praise to our class when he was the winner of 
the Oxford Lodge, No. 122, Medal in the Boys' Declamation-Recitation 
Contest. Dorothy Regan was the winner of the World Peace Key and was 
also the alternate winner in the United World Federalists Speaking Con- 
test held in Raleigh. 

This year Mrs. Ligon formed the Future Teachers of America Club. 
Out of nine members six were sophomores. Dorothy Regan was president ; 
Wilton Smith, vice-president; Rosalee Ates was secretary; Helen Alford, 
treasurer, and the other members were Nellie Beasley and Ovis Gibbs. 

Dorothy Regan was selected for the first team in the Triangle Debate, 
while Rosalee Ates served as chairman. 

Ovis Gibbs joined Frances Hildebran on the cheerleading squad. These 
girls were cheering for the representatives from our grade on the football 
team, who were: Wilton Smith, Fulton Herrington, Odell Smith, Phillip 
Edwards, and Amos Speight. Wilton Smith, Stephen Faucette, and Pete 
Hendricks were on the baseball team. 

At the end of our second year, only twenty-five "musical stars" were 
qualified for additional training. It sounded good — Juniors ! 

To help us through, Mrs. Ligon taught us English and Latin. Also 
guiding us were Mr. Homer Thompson, who undertook the task of pound- 
ing chemistry into our heads. Mr. Currin, who was again our homeroom 
teacher, taught us American history. Our officers were as follows : Doro- 
thy Regan, president; Rosalee Ates, vice-president; Wilton Smith, Secre- 
tary ; and James Strum, treasurer. 

This year Dorothy Regan was vice-president of the Student Council 
while Janie Harrison and Wilton Smith were representatives from our 
grade. 

This year The Sallie Oliver Ligon Future Teachers of America Club 
consisted of sixteen members, eight coming from our class. Dorothy Regan 
was president; Wilton Smith, vice-president; Rosalee Ates, secretary; 
Nancy Wilson, pianist, and other members were Janice Dillehay, Betty 
Lou Dickerson, Ovis Gibbs, and Hazel Strum. 

Dorothy Regan served as president of the Nettie N. Bemis Club and 
Rosalee Ates served as secretary. 

Rosalee Ates won honorable mention in the Girls' Recitation Contest. 
Dorothy Regan won the Voice of Democracy Contest for the school and 
for Granville County; she also won the Orational Contest on Patriotism. 



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Boy! We were really getting in the headlines then. Janice Dillehay, Nancy 
Wilson, and Dorothy Regan were on the first team in the debates. Amos 
Speight and Rosalee Ates were alternates with Rosalee serving as chair- 
man. This year Janice Dillehay joined Dorothy Regan and Rosalee Ates 
in the High School Play. Nellie Beasley won in the Western Union Moth- 
er's Day Contest. Dorothy Regan won second place in the State American- 
ism Essay Contest. 

Ovis Gibbs and Hazel Strum led our boys in cheering for this year. We 
had Amos Speight, Wilton Smith, Fulton Herrington, and Coley Hackett 
representing our class on the football team, while Stephen Faueette did 
his best on the baseball squad. 

Honor is really attached to being selected a marshal for this choice is 
based on highest scholarship. Our commencement marshals were Dorothy 
Regan, chief; Wilton Smith, Janie Harrison, James Strum, and Rosalee 
Ates. 

Then twenty-three decided to finish their training. We really had some- 
thing to look forward to this year, because we were Seniors. 

We had almost reached our goal. We would soon be ready to perform. 
There to help us find our way was Mrs. Ligon, who was our homeroom 
teacher. She taught us English. Mr. Talton, geometry and business arith- 
metic ; Mr. Currin, economics and sociology ; and Mrs. M. R. Blackwell, 
shorthand and typing. 

Our leaders for this all important year were Dorothy Regan, president ; 
James Strum, vice-president; Rosalee Ates, secretary; and Wilton Smith, 
treasurer. 

Dorothy Regan was president of F.T.A., and also of the student coun- 
cil ; she also was secretary of the G. B. Summers Club. Wilton Smith 
was president of the G. B. Summers Club. Janice Dillehay was president 
of the Glee Club and vice-president of the G. B. Summers Club. 

Dorothy Regan won in the Voice of Democracy Contest, Nancy Wilson 
coming in second place. Dorothy Regan also won the Oxford Kiwanis 
Club medal in the Senior Recitation Contest; Nancy Wilson and Rosalee 
Ates receiving honorable mention. Nancy received honorable mention in 
the Girls' Recitation Contest also. She won the prize in the Betty Crocker 
Search Contest, from our school, and honorable mention in the Lentheric 
Fragrance Contest. James Strum won first prize in the Presbyterian 
College Essay Contest which was a $25.00 savings bond. Dorothy Regan 
won from the school, with James coming in second place. Dorothy won 
first place in the Medical Society Essay Contest in Granville County and 
being a State winner, her essay was entered in the national contest. 
Hazel Bostic won the World Peace Key for her speech. Dorothy, Nancy, 
and Janice were still on the first team of the debates. Amos Speight and 



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Rosalee Ates were alternates. The cheerleaders representing our grade 
were Hazel Strum, chief; Betty Ann McLendon, and Pattie Sue Bostic. 

This year we used the new gymnasium for the first time. We had 
several members from our class on the basketball teams. The g-irls were 
Joan Powell, captain ; Shirley Heff ner. Hazel Strum, and Rosalee Ates. 
The only boy was Stephen Faucette, who did a swell job. 

We enjoyed the Junior-Senior Banquet given us by the Juniors. The 
theme was "Star Light" and we had a wonderful time. 

Every one had a hilarious time at the senior play when Coley Hackett 
appeared in a barrel, and then as a woman. Others to participate in the 
play were Amos Speight, Dan Murray, Wilton Smith, Janice Dillehay, 
Janie Harrison, Dorothy Regan, Hazel Strum, Nancy Wilson, James 
Strum, and Rosalee Ates. 

We entered the Western Union Contest again this year, and we had 
four winners from our class. They were James Strum, William Arthur 
Wilson, Amos Speight, and Dorothy Regan. 

We had several boys on the football team: Wilton Smith, Amos 
Speight, Fulton Herrington, Monty Finch, Coley Hackett, and Stephen 
Faucette. 

We would like to recognize a few of our guides who stood in the back- 
ground and watched us obtain our goal. They were Mr. E. G. McSwain, 
who taught the "why" of electricity; Mr. J. H. Landrum, Mr. Calvin 
Pleasants, and Mr. T. R. Kay, printing; Mr. Wade Gregory, shoemaking; 
and Mrs. M. R. Blackwell, who did an excellent job coaching the cheer- 
leaders. 

All these things I have faithfully recorded through the years and 
kept in order that they might be presented to you. 



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LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT 



We have had many happy years together in our concert. There were 
times when our efforts seemed to be in vain, but there were also times 
that we will all remember. We played some high and low notes, some of 
which made soft music to our ears, while others failed to do so. Now we 
know that what we do every day accounts for how our notes sound. At 
first we were not familiar with how important it was to play the right 
note. As we have grown mentally, we realize that what we can play to- 
day we can play tomorrow. Our notes determine our futures. As we be- 
gin our tour, we shall leave behind many of our possessions lest we be 
overburdened. 

ARTICLE I 

Item 1 : To our wonderful homeroom teacher, Mrs. L. A. Ligon, we 
express our most sincere appreciation for the patience, love, and under- 
standing she has shown us not only as seniors but all through high school. 
"Thank you." 

Item 2 : To our superintendent. Reverend A. DeLeon Gray ; our prin- 
cipal, Mr. E. T. Regan, and all the other staff members we leave our best 
wishes and thanks for all they have done for us. 

Item 3 : To those patient Juniors, we leave our title, "Seniors," and 
also a little word of advice: Don't chew chewing gum in Mrs. Blackwell's 
class because she is sure to see your ears wiggling. 

Item 4: To the Sophomores, we leave our ability to jump into the 
classroom before the tardy bell finishes ringing. 

Item 5: To the Freshmen, we leave our shoes. May they follow in 
our footsteps. 

ARTICLE II 

The individual members of the Class of 1956, after examining their 
valuables, decided to make some bequests to special friends: 

Second Monotone, Amos Speight, leaves to Odis Hutchins all his 
chores at the print shop that requires muscle power and not brain ability. 
Amos hopes Odis gets to be as strong as he is. 

Second Soprano, Janie Harrison, wills to Gaye Hill and Shirley Bass 
her most treasured "treasure map" and all the directions instructing on 
all the fattening foods in the kitchen, which have given her that "Slim 
Figure." 



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Second Tenor, Coley Hackett, wills to William "Cullen" Bryant his 
ability to rise from the bed at seven o'clock every morning and still get 
to breakfast on time. 

First Soprano, Shirley Heffner, leaves to Mae Walton and Joyce Heff- 
ner her ability to be congenial with all in the laundry. 

Baritone of the Boys' Quartet, James Strum, leaves to Jennie Mae 
Ellis all the happy memories that they have had together during the last 
nineteen months. See you again next year this time, Jennie Mae. 

Second Alto, Hazel Strum, leaves to Jerry her one-station radio 
(which is Oxford, Ugh!) in return for all those balogna sandwiches and 
pepsi colas. 

Second Bass in the girls' quintet, Dot Regan, leaves to Troy her jug 
of midnight oil and her bottle of vitamin pills, with this advice ; Put them 
together and live through your next two years of high school. 

Second Soprano, Hazel Bostic, wills to Nancy Nethercutt her seat in 
the typing class with the trash can behind it. She hopes everyone doesn't 
depend on her to dispose of their trash. 

Second Alto, Jo Ann Powell, bequeaths to Patsy Powell her pink 
piggy bank (which is empty) and hopes Pattie won't expect her to fill 
it each month. 

Quartet Member, Monty Finch, leaves to "Farmer" Strum the rest 
of his money. P. S. There is little left, he has already borrowed it from 
Monty. 

Second Alto, Betty McLendon, leaves to the cooks and the dining 
room girls her task in keeping Herman, Harold, and Bob well fed. 

Second Soprano, Pattie Sue Bostic, leaves to Doris Hensley and Bar- 
bara Barger her place in the big chair in front of TV, hoping they have 
as much fun as she and Jackie Jones did in the past winter. 

First Alto, Rosalee Ates, bequeaths to Delores Chappell and Patsy 
her ability to "pretend" she is working while she is "digging" in the eats, 
in the Vegetable House. 

Second Bass, Robert Barker, wills to Mrs. Blackwell his pet bullfrog, 
and hopes she will take good care of it. 

Monotone, Wilton Smith, wills his brother Marvin his old pocket- 
book since Marvin has used the contents more than Wilton has in the 
past. 

The bass member of the quintet, Janice Dillehay, wills to Mary Ann 
Jernigan her ability to sing bass so that Mary Ann may have a wider 
range in her voice. Good luck with it, Mary Ann ! 



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The Soprano member of the quintet, Nancy Wilson, wills to Betty 
Jean Moore her nickname, "Henry Hawk," and her ability to walk like 
a senior (That means no running, "Henry"). 

Monotone, Fulton Herrington, leaves to his brother, Don, the pa- 
tience that got him through high school and hopes it will last four more 
years. 

Soloist, Nellie Beasley, leaves her place in the Glee Club to Gwen 
Parrott and hopes she will enjoy working with Miss McQueen as much 
as she did. 

Quartet Member, William Arthur Wilson, leaves to his sister, Odell, 
his knowledge in Math, to carry her through the rest of Mr. Talton's 
classes. 

Monotone, Stephen Faucette, leaves to Alton Provost his ability to 
do a one-hand jump shot in basketball and hopes he can do a better job 
than he did. 

The "littlest Alto" in the senior class, Betty Lou Dickerson, leaves 
to her sister, Dot, the farthest corner of Mr. Talton's room. She hopes she 
can escape Mr. Talton's glances, even though Betty could not. 

First Bass, Dan Murray, leaves to Mr. Talton all of his pencil stubbs 
for future geometry students. 

All the members of the troupe leave to their little mascot, Mary Eliza- 
beth Pruitt, their love and best wishes for a long life of happiness and 
success. 

Finally, we hereby appoint our beloved principal, Mr. E. T. Regan, 
to be sole executor of this, our last will and testament, and if any trivial 
possessions have been overlooked, he is hereby authorized to sell them at 
public auction and use the proceeds for helping to defray expenses in the 
publishing of The Log. 

In witness whereof we, the Class of 1956, have set our hand and seal 
on this thirty-first day of May in the year of 1956. 

Signed : Janie Leggette Harrison, Testatrix 

Witnesses: Ruby Graham 
Patrick Regan 



Page Fifty-four 



AS TIME GOES BY 



Today, May 31, 1966, is exactly ten years since the last concert was ren- 
dered by the Class of 1956 of the John Nichols School. 

While ambling along on Fifth Avenue, I chanced to stop in a record bar, 
and who should I come upon there but James Strum and Monty Finch. 
They were busy looking for the latest hit tunes, nevertheless thy were kind 
enough to pause a while and give me the latest dope on all our classmates. 

I was surprised to hear that the latest hit tune had been written by that 
great hillbilly, James T. Strum. This will be delightful news for all the 
boys who lived in Third Boys' Cottage at the Oxford Orphanage with 
James and listened to his guitar strumming of what were apparently new 
tunes. Perhaps 1 should not have been too surprised when I learned that 
this new hit had been recorded by Monty, who is now a star recorder for 
RCA. 

James had recently returned from a visit to the Ole Home, and while 
there he saw Robert Barker, who now owns and operates his own service 
station in nearby Grabball, North Carolina. Robert surely did make his 
training at Currin's Esso pay off. 

Dan Murray is now the manager of the A and P Store in Oxford. Dan 
has made a tremendous advancement since his old job of bagging groceries. 

Betty Ann McLendon, whose ambition was to be an X-ray technnician, 
is now a famous inventor. She has constructed an X-ray machine that con- 
verses with the patient about their ailments. 

The first girl in our class to get married was Nellie Beasley. I recall so 
well the shock she gave us by wearing her engagement ring to school the 
first day of our senior year. She is now the proud mother of five boys. 

Janice Dillehay, whose ambition was to be a primary teacher, is teach- 
ing the first grade at Stovall, N. C. I hear that her best students are the 
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Garner. 

Sergeant Dean's talk to the seniors must have borne fruit, for Pattie 
Sue Bostic and Janie Harrison, after completing their training in the nurs- 
ing schools, went abroad to render service: Pattie Sue is caring for the 
mummies in Egypt, while Janie is employed in Vatican City. 

The best public speaker in our class, Dorothy Regan, has recently be- 
come North Carolina's first woman Senator in Washington. She has all the 
fine qualities of leadership, consequently we will read of Congressional 
business on" the move. 

Nancy Wilson, who was chosen by her classmates as the best dancer in 
our class, is now performing in that fabulous new night club in Huntsboro, 
North Carolina. 



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Coley Hackett, who had a habit of nodding during class, is now a pro- 
fessional sleeper. He is testing mattresses for Kingsdown in the show case 
of the nation's largest furniture store. 

Amos Speight, who thought his weak arches would keep him out of the 
armed forces, is now a loudmouthed drill instructor at Parris Island. 

Betty Lou Dickerson, who wanted to be a missionary, is doing that type 
of work in a small village in Africa called Kokonaga. Monty told me she 
had been captured by cannibals a few times but had escaped unharmed. 

Stephen Faucette was always an enthusiastic member of the National 
Guards in Oxford, and has now become commander of that unit. 

Stem, a neighboring city of Oxford, has been most fortunate in securing 
William Arthur Wilson as manager of the theater. With his years of ex- 
perience in that field, I'm sure a thriving business will be developed. 

Hazel Bostic has not been successful in achieving her ambition — that 
of becoming a bride, but now that she has become responsible for Dorothy 
Dix's column, I'm sure her classmates would wish her the best. 

How wonderful! Rosalee Ates, after graduating from college, has been 
appointed dean of women at Duke University. Maybe her experience with 
the "little women" in the Vegetable House was not time lost. 

Remember that tall, dark, business-like Fulton Herrington? Well, I un- 
derstand that Fulton now owns a half million dollar business in Charlotte, 
N. C. James told me that his sister Hazel has been employed as Fulton's 
secretary. 

Shirley Heffner is now a sergeant in the WAC. She has been in almost 
all the countries in the world. 

Jo Anne Powell, the wittiest girl in our class, is now cracking her jokes 
on her own TV program. 

About this time, James and Monty realized that they must be on their 
way, but I did detain them long enough to ask about the dear little girl 
who was our mascot, Mary Elizabeth Pruitt, better known to us as "Beth". 
She has recently been chosen as "Miss North Carolina", and will soon be 
at Atlantic City. How about the Class of '56 holding a reunion there at that 
time? 

It has been very enlightening to me to have this information, for I had 
wondered many times about my friends. None has become President of 
the United States, but time will tell. We shall leave it with you, dear 
friends, to decide whether the Class of 1956 has reflected honor and credit 
on their Alma Mater. 



Page Fifty-six 



WITHOUT A SONG 

Without a song, school days are incomplete. 
Without a smile, our vict'ry tastes not sweet. 
When things went ivrong, ive would have felt defeat. 
Without a song — 

Without the staff, the faculty ive leave. 
Without their help, what goal could we achieve? 
Hotv could ive fail, for in us they believe. 
Without the staff — 

Without our friends, without their faithfulness — 
On them depend our efforts at success. 
To them our thanks, for years of happiness — • 
Without our friends — 

Without our God, the faith in us instilled. — 
Without a prayer, what future might ive build? 
And so ive go, our hearts with rev'rence filled. 
And with a song. 



Page Fifty-seven 



CLASS SONG 



WE'RE SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ! 

We're sitting on top of the ivorld! 

Let's give a cheer; that daii is here. 

We're going to challenge the world; 

Let yione shed a tear; it's been a good year. 

Glory, Halleluia! Good-bye to the school books; 
Good-bye to homework, too. . _ 

Just like pioneers, ive're starting anew. 

Good-bye to our friends dear and true. 
Our happiest days ivere spent with you. 

Though we're sad at parting, and we know 

we'll miss you, 
We must go our ways. 

Memories we will cherish ■ ■ 

Of happy school days. 

So we're sittiyig on top of the world; 
Let's all give a cheer; we're finally here! 



Page Fifty-eight 



COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS 

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BACCALAUREATE SERMON 
First Baptist Church of Oxford 

May 27, 1956—8:00 P.M. 

Reverend Russell Harrison 
Pastor 

Oxford Methodist Church 
Oxford, N. C. 



GRADUATION ADDRESS 
Oxford High School Auditorium 

May 31, 1956—8:15 P.M. 

Dr. William H. Cartwright 

Duke University 
Durham, N. C. 



Page Fifty-nine 




GWEN Parrott 
President 







Gaye Hill 
Vice-President 



JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS 





Patricia Taylor 
Secretary 



Laylon Jordan 
Treasurer 



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William Albertson k 



Barbara Barger 




Frances DaJnie' 



GwENDA Duncan 



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Van Edwards 
Jennie Mae Ellis 





Nina Frizzelle 

JUANITA HEMBREE 





Doris Hbnsley 
Bill Herrington 



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Odis Hutchins 
Herman McLendon 








Betty Jean Moore 
Elaine Moss 





Nancy Nethercutt 
Alton Provost 




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Marvin Smith 





James Stout 
Lawrence Strum 




Newton Wilder 



Page Sixty-six 




COMMENCEMENT MARSHALS 

GwEN Parrott, Chief 



Patricia Taylor 

Gave Hill 



Laylon Jordan 
Odis Hutchins 



Marshals are selected on basis of high scholarship. 



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Patsy Barger 
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Eugene Bray 



Billy Bryant 
Charles Burton 



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Emogene Frady 



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Donald Holliday 




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Frank McMillan 



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Zelda Upchurch 



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Odell Wilson 






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Elizabeth Bullock 
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Bobby McLendon 

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FRESHMEN CLASS OFFICERS 




Susan Pargoe 
Secretary 



Larry Mumford 
Treasurer 



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Shirley Bass 
Russell Bullock 
Elizabeth Critcher 



Barbara Elliott 
Edna Evans 
Sara Finch 








Irwin Fenn 
Christine Fradt 





Martha Gardner 
Clariene Graham 



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Robert Gresham 
Jimmy Griffin 
Terry Herrington 



Mary Sue Harris 

Julia Huff 

Ada Mae Hughes 





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John McMillan 
Bud Noell 
Mary Jo Oakley 





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Betty Lou Pace 
Robert Pace 
Mable Parton 






Brenda Payne 
Milton Ramsey 




Betty Jean Raynor 
Shirley Stroud 



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•Jerry Strum 
Paul Tausch 
Newassa Taylor 




Leroy Weistling 
Charles West 

Beverly William3 
Demaris Williamson 

Other Members 
Sam Currin 
Mary Alice Thaxton 



Nancy Truitt 

Mae Walton 
Wanda Ward 




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HIGHEST SCHOLARSHIP AVERAGES— 1955-1956 

Norman Cooke, Tenth Grade Billy Cox, Eighth Grade 

Dorothy Regan, Twelfth Grade Owen Parrott, Eleventh Grade 

Leroy Weistling, Ninth Grade 



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THE LOG STAFF 

James Thomas Strum, Editor-in-Chief 

Dorothy Douglass Regan, Associate Editor 

RosALEE Ates Wilton Ray Smith 

BHsiness Managers 

Mrs. Luther A. Ligon, Faculty Advisor 

Janie Harrison, Senior Editor Shirley Heffner, Photograph Editor 

Betty Lou Dickerson, Feature Editor Betty Ann McLendon, Sports Editor 

Janice Dillehay, Art Editor Coley Hackett, Sports Editor 

Nancy Wilson, Club Editor William A. Wilson, Humor Editor 



Page Eighty-four 







STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS 

OFFICERS 
Dorothy Regan, President Jackie Jones, Secretary 



GwEN Parrott, Vice-President 



Elizabeth Bullock, Treasurer 



REPRESENTATIVES 



Beverly Williams 
Laylon Jordan 
Dalma Evans 
Troy Regan 



Nina Frizzelle 

Odis Hutchins 

Wilton Smith 
William Arthur Wilson 



Mr. Thomas B. Currin, Faculty Advisor 



Page Eighty-five 




RECIPIENTS OF LETTERS AND STARS FROM STUDENT COUNCIL 

LETTER WITH TWO STARS 
Dorothy Regan 

LETTER WITH STAR 
RosALEE Ates Odis Hutchins 



LETTER 



Janice Dillehay 
Janie Harrison 
Laylon Jordan 
Wilton Smith 

Patricia Taylor 



Nina Frizzelle 

Gaye Hill 
Gwen Parrott 
James Strum 
Nancy Wilson 



Page Eighty-six 





WESTERN UNION CERTIFICATE WINNERS 

Dorothy Regan Nina Frizzelle 

James Strum Amos Speight 

William A. Wilson 



Page Eighty-seven 




THE ADVANTAGES OF PRIVATE MEDICAL CARE 

Forty-six juniors and seniors participated in this essay con- 
test. Those written by Dorothy Regan and Laylon Jordan were 
selected by judges for further competition in the Oxford City 
School System. Dorothy Regan's essay was chosen in that contest 
for entrance in the State contest. Having been declared a winner 
in the State, her paper was forwarded to the Association of 
American Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, to compete in the 
nation-wide contest sponsored by that Association. 



Page Eighty-eight 








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FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA 

Mrs. Luther A. Ligon, Sponsor 
Dorothy Regan, President 



GwEN Parrott, Vice-President 
Gaye Hill, Secretary 
Patricia Taylor, Treasurer 
Troy Regan, Historian 



Odis Hutchins, Librarian 
Nina Frizzelle, Parliamentarian 
ROSALEE Ates, Song Leader 
Nancy Wilson, Pianist 



OTHER MEMBERS 



Jennie Mae Ellis 
Wilton Smith 
Janice Dillehay 
William A. Wilson 



Betty Lou Dickerson 

Delores Chappell 
Mary Ann Jernigan 

Hazel Strum, 



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Gaye Hill, President 
Patricia Taylor, Vice President 
Susan Pargoe, Secretary 
Odis Hutchins, Treasurer 



Leroy Weistling, Critic 

Jennie Mae Ellis, Reporter 

Newassa Taylor, Page 

Laylon Jordan, Student Council Rep 



PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Nina Frizzelle, Chairman 
James Stout Beverly Williams 



BUSINESS COMMITTEE 
Delores Chappell Wanda Ward 



MEMBERS 



William Albertson 
Barbara Barger 
Shirley Baps 
Ronald Bullock 
GwENDA Duncan 
Van Edwards 
Sara Finch 
Christine Frady 

JUANITA HEMBREE 

Doris Hensley 
Bill Herrington 



Ada Mae Hughes 
Bertha Jordan 
Harold McLendon 
Herman McLendon 
John McMillan 
Betty Jean Moore 
Elaine Moss 
Nancy Nethercutt 
Betty Lou Pace 
Robert Pace 
GwEN Parrott 
Brenda Payne 



Alton Provost 
Marvin Smith 
James Stout 
Shirley Stroud 
Jerry Strum 
Lawrence Strum 
Paul Tausch 
Nancy Truitt 
Mae Walton 
Newton Wilder 
Demaris Williamson 



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Wilton Smith, President 
Janice Dillehay, Vice-President Janie Harrison, Critic 

Dorothy Regan, Secretary Bobby McLendon, Page 

Elizabeth Bullock, Treasurer Dalma Evans, Student Council Rep. 



PROGRAM COMMITTEE 



Hazel Strum, Chairman 

BUSINESS COMMITTEE 
Troy Regan Larry Mumford 



Grace Holland 

REPORTER 

Norman Cook 



COMMITTEE ON ROOM ARRANGEMENT 
Jackie Jones 



Patsy Barger 

ROSALEE ATES 

Robert Barker 
Jackie Barnes 

NiCLLIE BEASLEY 

Hazsl Bostic 
Pattie Sue Bostic 
Bobby Bradshaw 
Billy Bryant 
Charles Burton 
Maxine Capps 
Jimmy Cox 
Charles Crumpler 
Betty Lou Dickerson 
Wayne Edwards 
Barbara Elliot 
Edna Evans 
Stephen Faucette 



MEMBERS 

Irwin Finn 
Joe Finch 
Monty Finch 
Frank Forehand 
Emogene Frady 
Martha Gardner 
Clariene Graham 
Robert Gresham 
Jimmy Griffin 
Annie Hackett 
Coley Hackett 
Shirley Heffner 
Fulton Herrington 
Terry Herrington 
Marilyn Hutchins 
Mary Ann Jernigan 
Carl Jones 



Betty Ann McLendon 
Frank McMillan 
Jerry Moore 
Virginia Morrisette 
Dan Murray 
Bud Noell 
Mary Jo Oakley 
Jo Anne Powell 
Mable Parton 
Patsy Powell 
Betty Jean Raynor 
Amos Speight 
James Strum 
Zelda Upchurch 
Barbara Walton 
Odell Wilson 
Nancy Wilson 
William A. Wilson 



Page Ninety-three 




PARTICIPANTS IN RECITATION-DECLAMATION CONTESTS 

RosALEE Ates — "John storm's Resolution" 

Patsy Barger — "Angels Unaware" 

Nellie Gray Beasley — "Cinderella" 

Pattie Sue Bostic — "Last Day of School" 

Delores Chappell — "A Football Fan" 

Janice Dillehay — "White Carnations" 

Jennie Mae Ellis — "White Lilacs" 

Nina Frizzelle — "A Bargain in Brimstone" 

Annie Hackett — "Tillie's Miracle" 

Janie Harrison — "Shall Not Perish from the Earth" 

Gaye Hill— "The Selfish Giant" 

Odis Hutchins — "The Last Flight" 

Mary Ann Jernigan — "China Blue Eyes" 

Bertha Jordan — "Honey" 

Virginia Morrisette — "Aunt Dilsey Sees Othello" 

Dan Murray — "Spartacus to the Gladiators" 

Larry Mumford — "Brother Bakes a Cake" 

GwEN Parrott — "Flossie at the Football Game" 

Brenda Payne — "Willie the Angelic Child" 

Patsy Powell — "Why Don't You Tell Me These Things" 

Dorothy Regan — "Enoch Arden" 

Troy Regan — "Si's First Football Game" 

Wilton Smith — "Faith of Our Fathers" 

James Strum — "Mt. Pisgah's Christmas 'Possum" 

Patricia Taylor — "Saturday Orders" 

Zelda Upchurch — "Fading Roses" 

Barbara Walton — "Quote, Unquote" 

Mae Walton — "Fisherman's Luck" 

Nancy Wilson — "Exit Big Bad Wolf" 



Page Ninety-four 




GIRLS' RECITATION CONTEST 

Mary Ann Jernigan 
Winner of the Oxford Orphanage Medal 

Nancy Wilson 
Honorable Mention 



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Odis Hutchins 
Winner of Oxford Lodge No. 122 Medal 

Troy Regan 
Honorable Mention 



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SENIOR RECITATION-DECLAMATION CONTEST 

Dorothy Regan 
Winner of Oxford Kiwanis Club Medal 

Nancy Wilson Rosalee Atbs 

Honorable Mention 



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VOICE OF DEMOCRACY 
"I Speak for Democracy" 

Dorothy Regan 
Representative from John Nichols School 

OTHER CONTESTANTS 

Janice Dillehay Jackie Jones Nina Frizzelle 

Virginia Morrisette Janie Harrison 

Nancy Wilson Gaye Hill 



Page Ninety-eight 




VOICE OF DEMOCRACY 

Dorothy Regan — Winner in District Contest 

Subject: "I Speak for Democracy." 



This contest is sponsored by the Oxford Junior Chamber of Commerce. 
Dorothy was presented a certificate from the national organization by Mr. 
Mike Hight, chairman of the contest committee in Oxford. Other members 
present are: Mr. Al King, president of the Oxford group and Mr. Kennon 
Taylor, district chairman. 



Page Ninety-nine 




WINNERS IN ESSAY CONTEST 

Sponsored By 

Granville County College Procurement Organization Committee 

SUBJECT: "The Advantages of Locating a Four- Year College in the Granville Area." 

Fifty juniors and seniors submitted essays. From this number, judges selected the tvv^o 
best for further competition in Oxford City and Granville County School Systems. 

James Strum won first place in the final contest, thereby receiving a $25.00 
savings bond; Dorothy Regan won the prize in the John Nichols School. 



Page One Hundred 





THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN HELPING TO 
BUILD WORLD PEACE 

Hazel Bostic — Winner of World Peace Key 
Nancy Wilson — Honorable Mention 



RosALEE Ates 



OTHER CONTESTANTS 
Virginia Morrisette 



Alton Provost 



Page One Hundred One 




TRIANGLE DEBATE 

Query : "Resolved, That Governmental subsidies should be granted 
to all high school graduates who qualify for additional training." 



AFFIRMATIVE 

Janice Dillehay 
Nancy Wilson 



NEGATIVE 

Dorothy Regan 
Odis Hutchins 



RosALEE Ates, Chairman 
Amos Speight, Time Keeper 

The affirmative team debated the negative team from Roxboro High School, 
while the negative team met the Oxford High School's affirmative team. 



Page One Hundred Two 




Dorothy Douglass Regan 
Winner in National Essay Contest 

SPONSORED BY 

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons 

Subject : "The Advantages of Private Medical Care" 

PRIZE— $100 

also 
Certificate of Meritorious Achievement 



Page One Hundred Three 




Nancy Wilson 

"Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow" 

in 
John Nichols School 

In the Betty Crocker Search for the American "Homemaker 
of Tomorrow," Nancy Wilson won first place, thus winning a 
golden "Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow Award" pin, a 
distinctive jewel specially designed by Trifari of New York. The 
results of the test were entered in the State Contest. 



Page One Hundred Four 




NEPH ESSAY CONTEST 

"Independence for the Handicapped through 
Employment" 

SPONSORED BY 

North Carolina Employ the Physically 
Handicapped Commission 



Nellie Gray Beasley's essay was selected for en- 
trance in State competition. 



Nellie Gray Beasley 



I'age One Hundred Five 



STUNT NIGHT 

York Rite Memorial Chapel Auditorium 
April 27, 1956 

Winning Stunts 

Second Grade — The Rythm Band 
Eighth Grade — Parade of Spring Fashions 
Twelfth Grade — Arthur Godfrey Show 

Program 

First Grade — Vespers 

Second Grade — The Rythm Band 

Third Grade — Jennie Crack Corn 

Fourth Grads — The Mouseketeers 

Fifth Grade — Stop! Look, and Listen! 

Sixth Grade — Virginia Reel 

Seventh Grade, B — Before Hand 

Seventh Grade, A — Miss Popularity 

Eighth Grade — Parade of Spring Fashions 

Ninth Grade — Black Boys from the South Land 

Tenth Grade — Future Fashions 

Eleventh Grade — And the Lamp Went Out 

Twelfth Grade — Arthur Godfrey Show 



Page One Hundred Six 



JUNIOR-SENIOR RANQUET 

April 20, 1956 



MENU 



Little Dipper 
(Appetizer) 

Northern Lights 
(Hors D'Oeuvres and Toss Salad) 

Zodiac Special 
(Barbecue Chicken) 



Meteors 
(New Potatoes) 



Satellites 
(Butterbeans) 



Floating Clouds and Star Dust 
(Rolls and Butter) 

Full Moon and Buttermilk Sky 
(Pound Cake and Revel Ice Cream) 

Big Dipper 
(Coffee) 



PROGRAM 

Toastmistress "Lady Venus" 

(GWEN Parrott) 

Invocation Rev. A. DeLeon Gray 

"Lucky Stars" "Lord Saturn" 

(Jr. Toast of Welcome) (Laylon Jordan) 

Response Dorothy Regan 

"Wishing Stars" "Evening Star" 

(Toast to Staff) (Patricia Taylor) 

Response Supt. C. W. Duggins 

"Shooting Stars" "Flying Comet" 

(Take Offs) (Gaye Hill) 

"Harmony of the Stars" "The Milky Way" 

(Junior Class) 

"Holiday in Stardom" Dancing 

(Recreation Center) 



Page One Hundred Seven 



DIMPLES! 

PRESENTED BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 

OF 
JOHN NICHOLS SCHOOL 

York Rite Auditorium April 6-7, 1956 



CAST OF CHARACTERS 

Glenn Carver, a well to do business man 

tvho oivns a factory ALTON Provost 

Pamela Carver, his capricious wife Nina Frizzelle 

Carmen Carver, their attractive young daughter.^ Mary Ann Jernigan 

Boyd Carver, their good-looking son James Stout 

Bella Mack, inaid at the Carver's Virginia Morrisette 

Candy Bancroft, ivho lives next door Gwen Parrott 

Harold Macey, bright and self-confident Troy Regan 

RoLLo Peterson, in love with Carmen Jackie Barnes 

Marian Seagle, a representative of 

The Peetvtv Drug Company Jennie Mae Ellis 

Alison Halyard, the daughter of 

Pamela's close friend Gaye Hill 

Mrs. Harvey Dalton, refined and wholesome Patricia Taylor 

Place : Living room of the Carver home 
Time : The Present 



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AUNT TILLIE GOES TO TOWN 

PRESENTED BY THE 

Senior Class of John Nichols School 
York Rite Auditorium . April 6-7, 1956 

CAST OF CHARACTERS 

TiLLiE Trask (Aunt Tillie), who dislikes all males DOROTHY REGAN 

LuciNDA Talbot, her maid, who is anxious 

to be married ROSALEE Ates 

Pamela Marsh, Aunt Tilhe's charming niece Hazel Strum 

Lizzie Parsons, an aspiring young novelist Nancy Wilson 

Ellen Neeland, who appears suddenly Janice Dillehay 

Ronald Howland, who has an explanation 

for everything WiLTON SMITH 

Luther Lorrimer, Ronald's wealthy employer Dan Murray 

Mervin Tucker, who is in a peck of trouble Coley Hackett 

Charlie One Lung, a Chinese cook James Strum 

Mrs. Tillie Tucker, Mervin's aunt Janie Harrison 

Dr. Bing, a chiropractor Amos Speight 

Place : Aunt Tillie Trask's living room 
Time: The present 



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GLEE CLUB 

Miss Virginia McQueen, Directress 

Janice Dillehay, President Odis Hutchins, Vice-President 

Nina Frizzelle, Secretary-Treasurer 



William Albertson 
Robert Barker 
Shirley Bass 
Nellie Beasley 
Bobby Bradshaw 
Billy Bryant 
Delores Chappell 
Janice Dillehay 
Jennie Mae Ellis 
Dalma Evans 
Joe Finch 
Monty Finch 
Emogene Frady 
Christine Frady 
Nina Frizzelle 



MEMBERS 

Clariene Graham 
CoLEY Hackett 
Annie Hackett 
Shirley Heffner 
Juanita Hembree 
Doris Hensley 
Gaye Hill 
Grace Holland 
Odis Hutchins 
Mary Ann Jernigan 
Bobby McLendon 
John McMillan 
Betty Jean Moore 
Virginia Morrisette 
Larry Mumford 



Dan Murray 
Marle Parton 
Gwen Parrott 
Troy Regan 
Dorothy Regan 
James Stout 
Hazel Strum 
James Strum 
Jerry Strum 
Paul Tausch 
Newassa Taylor 
Patricia Taylor 
Barbara Walton 
Demaris Williamson 
Nancy Wilson 



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CHRISTMAS CONCERT 
York Rite Auditorium 



December 12, 1955 
Miss Virginia McQueen, Directress 

Billy Bryant, Narrator 

Choir: Holy Night 

Choir: Lullaby on C?iristmas Eve 

Girls' Glee Club: Lullaby for Mary's Son 

Choir: Angels We Have Heard on High 

Choir: Come All Ye Shepherds 

Choir: Lo, How a Rose E'er Growing 

Boys' Glee Club: Masters in This Hall 

Sextette : Have Ye Heard the Tidings 

Choir: Glory to God in the Highest 

Recessional: Joy to the World 



Page One Hundred Fourteen 



SPRING CONCERT 

Oxford Orphanage Glee Club 

York Rite Auditorium 

Virginia McQueen, Director Mary Ann McSwain, Accompanist 

Saturday Evening, May 5, 1956—7:30 P.M. 

I 

Tallis' Canon Arr. by Wilson 

Our Master Hath A Garden Clokey 

Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs Lotti 

Sing and Rejoice James 

Mixed Chorus 

II 

It's A Good Day Lee-Baibour-Acles 

Mixed Chorus 

I Got Plenty o' Nuthin' Gershwiji 

Troy Regan, Baritone 

Peace Comes To Me Murray 

A Snow Legend Clokey 

Girls Glee Club 

Smilin' Through Penn 

Old Nicodemus Davies 

Boys Quartet 

Drink To Me Only Pitcher 

The Cautious Rover Klemm 

Boys Glee Club 

It's Almost Tomorrow Adkinson 

Memories Are Made of This Miller 

Tell Me Why Anon 

Girls Quintet 

Old Man River Kern 

Wiliam Albertson, Baritone 

The Three Bells Villard 

Boys Quartet 

Country Style Arr. by Stickles 

Mixed Chorus 

He Richards 

CoLEY Hackett, Teiior 

I Believe Arr. by Ades 

The Time for Parting Arr. by Wilson 

Mixed Chorus 



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DISTRICT MUSIC CONTEST 

. . . AT. . . 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

MARCH 17, 1956 



Participants Rating 

GIRLS' GLEE CLUB Good 

BOYS' GLEE CLUB Excellent 

MIXED CHORUS Good 



Page One Hundred Sixteen 



MAY DAY PROGRAM 

May 12, 1956 
Procession of the Court 

Susan Pargoe escorted by Jeff Pargoe 

Martha Gardner escorted by James Strum 

Annie Hackett escorted by Bill Herrington 

Jackie Jones escorted by Coley Hackett 

Gaye Hill escorted by Ronald Bullock 

Patricia Taylor escorted by Laylon Jordan 

Hazel Bostic escorted by Billy Bryant 

Betty Ann McLendon escorted by Frank McMillan 

MAID OF HONOR 
Hazel Strum escorted by William Albertson 

QUEEN 

Dorothy R gan escorted by Wilber Stewart 

Flower Girl (jeth Pruitt 

Crown Bearer Bin Currin 

PRESENTATION OF GIFTS TO THE QUEEN 

Footstool from Ninth Grade Irvin Fenn 

Septer from Tenth Grade Charles Burton 

Ring from Eleventh Grade Jam^s Stout 

Crown from Twelfth Grade Fulton Herrington 

Crowning of the Queen Rs:vjrend A. DeLeon Gray 

FOLK DANCES— Girls' Physical Education Department 

Great Big House in New Orleans Ten Pretty Girls 

Hal-Di-Ri-Di-A Seven Steps 

Klapdans Minuet 

Butterfly Kalvelis 

English Maypole Dance 

Waltz of the Court 

RECESSION OF THE COURT 

The Dancers as Boys: Maxine Capps, Barbara Walton, Delores Chappell, 
Odell Wilson, Nancy Nethercutt, Jo Ann Powell, Newassa Taylor, Mary Ann 
Jernigan, Ada Mae Hughes, Nancy Truitt, Shirley Bass, Betty Lou Dickerson, 
Wanda Ward, and Demaris Williamson. Girls: Patsy Powell, Betty Jean 
Moore, Grace Holland, Jennie Mae Ellis, Mable Parton, Nina Frizzelle, Sara 
Finch, Brenda Payne, Beverly Williams, Betty Lou Pace, Clairene Graham, 
Nellie Beasley, Bertha Jordan, and Mae Walton. 



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Mr. E. T. Regan 

Directoi- of Athletics and Physical Education in the Oxford Orphanage 



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Mr. Homer Thompson 

Football Coach 



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Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr. 
Baseball Coach 



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Mr. Homer Thompson 

Football Coach 



Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr. 

Assistant Football Coach 
Baseball Coach 



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VARSITY FOOTB 



SQUAD 



C/Jaiches 
Mr. Homer M. Thompson / / Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr. 




FOOTBALL CAPTAIN 




Wilton Smith 
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CHEER LEADERS 



Hazel Strum, Chief 

Annie Hackett Jimmy Rivers, Mascot Pattie Sue Bostic 

Betty Ann McLendon Barbara Barger 

Zelda Upchurch Martha Gardner 



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Jerry Moore 

Guard 

Sophomore 




Donald Holliday 

Back 

Sophomore 




Harold McLendon 

Back 

Freshman 




Larry Mumford 

Back 

Freshman 




Robert Pace 

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Freshman 




Paul Tausch 

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Odis Hutchins 


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William Albertson 


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Senior 





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Junior 




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FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 



September 9 Rocky Mount 

September 16 Southern High 

September 23 Graham 

September 30 Henderson 

October 7 Oxford High 

October 14 Northern High 

October 22 Methodist Orphanage 

October 28 Hillsboro 

November 4 Roxboro 

November 11 Chapel Hill 



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ROCKY MOUNT 34 OXFORD ORPHANAGE 

The Oxford Orphanage "Red Devils" opened its season with playing 
the highly favored "Blackbirds" of Rocky Mount. 

During the first half the "Red Devils" played heads-up-ball, and were 
trailing only 6 points. Early in the 3rd quarter Captain Wilton Smith 
was injured and the life left the Orphanage team. The final score was 
Rocky Mount, 34 ; Oxford Orphanage, 0. 

Outstanding for the "Red Devils" were Wilton Smith, Dalma Evans, 
and Odis Hutchins. 

OXFORD ORPHANAGE 7 SOUTHERN HIGH 

Having picked up three injuries from the previous game, the "Red 

Devils" gathered enough strength to defeat stubborn Southern High, 7-0. 
Coach Homer Thompson's charges drove 31 yards for the winning 

touchdown, with Coley Hackett dashing around end for a 20 yard score. 

Marvin Smith cracked over for the P.A.T. 

Outstanding for the "Red Devils" were Coley Hackett, Jimmy Snider, 

and Bill Herrington. 

GRAHAM 26 OXFORD ORPHANAGE 

The Oxford Orphanage "Red Devils" were handed a 26-0 defeat by 

the Graham "Red Devils". It was an off night for the "Orphans" and 

they couldn't get the ball rolling. 

Top performers for the team were Laylon Jordan and Marvin Smith. 

HENDERSON 13— OXFORD ORPHANAGE 
The Henderson "Bulldogs" won a very close decision in a mud-fought 
battle. The "Bulldogs" were very lucky to win this game. The "Red Dev- 
ils" out fought them man to man and were very proud of themselves 
after the game. The final score was Henderson, 13 ; Oxford, 0. 

Outstanding for the "Red Devils" were all the linemen who gave ev- 
erything they had. 

OXFORD HIGH 21 OXFORD ORPHANAGE 7 

The Oxford Orphanage "Red Devils" were mighty disappointed from 
losing to Arch-Rival Oxford High. It was a hard-fought game which the 
"Red Devils" should have won. Quarterback, Paul Tausch, scored the 
Orphanage's only touchdown and Marvin Smith added the P.A.T. The 
final score, Oxford High, 21 ; Oxford Orphanage, 7. 

Standouts in the game were Paul Tausch, Wilton Smith, Jimmy Sni- 
der, and Alton Provost. 



Page One Hundred Thirty-seven 



NORTHERN HIGH 13 OXFORD ORPHANAGE 7 

Coach Sid Ray's charges pushed across a 4th quarter touchdown to 
nose out Oxford Orphanage, 13-7, in a hard-fought game. Paul Tausch 
scored the lone "Orphans" touchdown and extra point. 

Standouts were Bobby Bradshaw, Paul Tausch, and Fulton Herring- 
ton. 

OXFORD ORPHANAGE 7 METHODIST ORPHANAGE 

The Oxford Orphanage "Red Devils" defeated the Methodist Orphan- 
age "Red Raiders" in the Eighth Annual Bowl Game, 7-0. It was a hard- 
fought defensive ball game. Captain Wilton Smith scored on a 63 yard 
touchdown romp. Marvin Smith added the P.A.T. 

Standouts on defense were Newton Wilder, William Albertson and 
Lawrence Strum; on offense, Wilton Smith and Van Edwards. 

HILLSBORO 33 OXFORD ORPHANAGE 14 

After playing a very bad 1st quarter, the "Red Devils" buckled down 
to play a pretty good ball game. Coley Hackett taking a punt galloped 
80 yards for the 1st "Orphans' " touchdown. Soon after Dalma Evans 
dashed 45 yards for another score. Van Edwards added both points after 
touchdowns. The final score was 33-14 in favor of Hillsboro. 

Outstanding for the "Red Devils" were Coley Hackett, Dalma Evans 
and Bill Herrington. 

ROXBORO 20 OXFORD ORPHANAGE 12 

The Oxford Orphanage "Red Devils" almost upset Roxboro's hopes 
for the District Three Class AA Crown, but a few breaks prevented that. 
Nearing the end of the 1st half, Paul Tausch scored from the one yard 
line. Drawing close to the end of the 3rd quarter, speedy Coley Hackett 
twisted his way for 50 yards for the 2nd "Orphans' " touchdown. T!he 
final score was 20-12 in favor of Roxboro. 

Outstanding for the "Red Devils" were Odis Hutchins, Coley Hacket, 
Laylon Jordan, and Jerry Moore. 

CHAPEL HILL 25 OXFORD ORPHANAGE 12 

The "Red Devils" closed its season by losing to Chapel Hill 25-12. 
The "Orphans" were slow getting the ball moving. Bill Herrington 
cracked 12 yards for the first Orphanage score. William Albertson caught 
a 45 yard pass for the "Orphans' " last touchdown. The final score was 
Chapel Hill, 25; Oxford Orphanage, 12. 

Standouts of this game were Lawrence Strum, William Albertson, 
and Bill Herrington. 



Page One Hundred Thirty -eight 



RED DEVIL RIGHT GUARD NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE 

BY NEWS AND OBSERVER 

(From The Orphans' Friend And Masonic Journal) 

Laylon Jordan, Red Devil right guard was recently placed on 
the Raleigh News and Observer All-Conference team for the 1955 
football season. 

A native of Littleton, Jordan was given this honor by the coach- 
es of District III who saw him block and tackle with the best line- 
men in the conference. 

By weight the 5' 8" 145-pound junior was the smallest player 
chosen on the All-Conference team and was one of the smallest play- 
ers in the Red Devil's forward wall. 

Laylon's past experience on the Orphanage midget and junior 
varsity teams really paid off this year for the scrappy letterman, 
while attending the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades he played for 
the midget "Bone Crushers" and then in the ninth grade he was a 
player on the junior varsity team. In 1954, as a sophomore, Jordan 
earned his letter and started several ball games at guard position. 

Although not a starter against Rocky Mount last fall, Laylon 
came off the bench and was a thorn in the side of the "Blackbirds." 
After the first ball game he was a starter for the remaining nine 
games. 

For the honor of being chosen All-Conference the coaching 
staff and football team say, "Congratulations." 



Page One Hundred Thirty-nine 



FOOTBALL BANQUET 

January 21, 1956 
*** 

Invocation Reverend A. DeLeon Gray 

Toastmaster Mr. E. T. Regan 

Introduction of Guests Reverend A. DeLeon Gray 

Presentation of Trophies Coach Homer M. Thompson 

Presentation of Miniature Footballs- _ Mr. Herbert Ruffin 
Remarks by Potentate J. Leroy Allen 



MENU 
Tomato Juice 

Butter Beans 
Country Ham Crackers 
Olives 
Butter 
Ice Water 
Pickles 



Chicken Salad 
Candied Yam 
Rolls 
Celery 
Coffee 
Cookies 



Ice Cream 



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FOOTBALL AWARDS 









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Among special guests at the annual football banquet at Oxford Or- 
phanage was Noble Herbert Ruffin of Raleigh, general chairman, Or- 
phanage Bowl Football Game. In behalf of Sudan Temple, A. A. O.N. M.S., 
he presented each member of the local Red Devils' squad a miniature 
gold football. In the picture above. Bill Herrington is shown receiving 
his award. 

OTHER AWARDS 

Lawrence Strum — Radio Station WOXF Trophy — to the outstanding line- 
man for 1955 

Paul Tausch — Coach Thompson's Trophy — to the player showing best sport- 
manship 

Wilton Smith — The 0. D. McFarland Trophy — to the most valuable player 

Each of the following boys winning letters received a lettered Red Devil jacket: 



Bobby Bradshaw 
Van Edwards 
Dalma Evans 
Bill Herrington 



Fulton Herrington 
Odis Hutchins 
Laylon Jordan 
Jerry Moore 
Newton Wilder 

James Stout, (student manager) 



Alton Provost 
Marvin Smith 
Lawrence Strum 
Paul Tausch 



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BASKETBALL SQUAD 
Mr. Homer M. Thompson, Coach 

RIGHT GUARD LEFT GUARD 

Larry Mumford Paul Tausch 



Van Edwards 

RIGHT FORWARD 

Ronald Bullock 
Dalma Evans 



Alton Provost 

LEFT FORWARD 

Stephen Faucette 
Laylon Jordan 
Charles Burton 



CENTER 

William Albertson 

Troy Regan 



Page One Hundred Forty-tivo 



BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Feb. 







Place Played 


2 


Methodist Orphanage 


Oxford 


9 


Methodist Orphanage 


Raleigh 


13 


Henderson 


Henderson 


16 


Graham 


Oxford 


3 


Oxford High 


Oxford High 


6 


Hillsboro 


Hillsboro 


10 


Chapel Hill 


Chapel Hill 


17 


Southern Durham 


Oxford 


20 


Northern Durham 


Oxford 


24 


Roxboro 


Roxboro 


27 


Henderson 


Oxford 


28 


Junior Order Home 


Oxford 


31 


Graham 


Graham 


3 


Oxford High 


Oxford Orphanage 


7 


Hillsboro 


Oxford 


10 


Chapel Hill 


Oxford 


15 


Berea 


Oxford 


17 


Southern Durham 


Durham 


21 


Northern Durham 


Durham 


24 


Roxboro 


Roxboro 



Page One Hundred Forty-three 



William "Red" Alberlson Wins Place On AA 
Conference All-Siar Team 

(From "The Orphans' Friend and Masonic Journal") 



The Oxford Orphanage "Red Dev- 
ils" concluded their 1955-56 basketball 
season on February 23rd, their first 
season of participation in this popu- 
lar game in twenty-two years. A few 
days later, the Durham Morning Her- 
ald announced that William (Red) 
Albertson, one of our lads, had been 
chosen to the District Three AA All- 
Conference basketball team. This was 




indeed a great honor for William 
since this was his first year in AA 
competition. "Red" was awarded this 
honor by the coaches of District III 
and sports writers of this area who 
covered the games during the season. 
This lad also received honorable men- 
tion when the All-State AA team was 
selected. 

Albertson, son of Mrs. Eva Albert- 



son, is a native of Kins ton. He 
measures six feet, two inches in height, 
and tips the scales at 175 pounds. 
From the first game to the last he 
gave his very best in playing ability 
and was a great source of encourage- 
ment to his team mates. "Red" scored 
a total of 373 points in twenty games, 
for an average of 18.6 per game. Of 
this total 290 points were scored in 
sixteen conference games, for an aver- 
age of 18.1 per conference game. He 
hit in the double figure mark iij eigh- 
teen games, six times with 20 or more, 
and twice with 30 or more. His larg- 
est total for one game was against 
Hillsboro High School as he ripped 
the nets for 31 points. He scored many 
of his points on a left-handed jump 
push shot, mixed with a driving lay- 
up shot. 

"Red" was the third top scorer in 
District III competition, and was the 
top rebound man for the "Red Devils." 
At the beginning of the season he was 
not listed among the top twenty scor- 
ers of the conference, but after re- 
covering from a virus infection, he 
set a blistering pace to climb to the 
No. 3 spot. 

William modestly gives much of 
the credit to his team mates — Ronald 
Bullock, Paul Taush, Larry Mum- 
ford, Steve Faucette, Alton Provost 
and Van Edwards — for his scoring 
success this year. These boys passed 
to him many times, setting up a large 
number of his scoring plays. "Red" 
also proved that he was quite a de- 
fensive player, as on many occasions 
he blocked the shots or deflected the 
ball when controlled by his opponents. 

The members of the basketball 
team, coaches, staff members and the 
entire student body are very proud of 
William Albertson, and tender to him 
most hearty congratulations. 



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VARSITY BASEBALL SQUAD 



Mr. M. G. Talton, Jr. Mr. Homer Thompson 

Coaches 



FIRST BASE AND PITCHER 

William Albertson 
Ronald Bullock 



SECOND BASE 

Herman McLendon 
Larry Mumford 



THIRD BASE 
Billy Bryant 



SHORTSTOP 

Marvin Smith 



CATCHER 

Odis Hutchins 



RIGHT FIELD 

Dalma Evans 
Paul Tausch 



CENTER FIELD 

Jackie Barnes 
Harold McLendon 



LEFT FIELD 

Jimmy Cox 
Bud Noell 



Jerry Moore, Manage)' 
Allen Hughes, Assistayd Manager 



Page One Hundred Forty-seven 



BASEBALL SCHEDULE 



March 20— Berea There 

March 25 — Berea Here 

March 27— Chapel Hill There 

March 29 — Henderson There 

April 3 — Graham Here 

April 6 — Oxford There 

April 10— Hillsboro There 

April 13 — Methodist Orphanage Here 

April 17 — Southern Durham Here 

April 20 — Northern Durham Here 

April 24 — Roxboro Here 

April 27— Chapel Hill Here 

May 1 — Henderson Here 

May 4 — Graham There 

May 8— Oxford Here 

May 11— Hillsboro Here 

May 15 — Methodist Orphanage There 

May 18 — Southern Durham There 

May 25— Roxboro There 

May 22 — Northern Durham There 



Page One Hundred Forty-eight 



GIRLS' ATHLETICS 




Mrs. Robert J. Davis 

GIRLS PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR 

An important event brought about great changes in the girls' physical education 
program. The completion of our beautiful new gym has given us much needed playing 
area and storage space, as w^ell as a place to dress and bathe after physical exercise. 

A new experience for the girls was the organiation of a basketball team. (District 
Three AA Conference) Although losing all the games, the girls gained valuable exper- 
ience and training in learning teamwork, good sportsmanship, personal and team con- 
duct. 

Fourteen girls and a manager attended the nightly practices in the gym, and be- 
fore each game, a selected twelve played the scheduled game. 

After basketball came the other enjoyable sports of the girls' program. They in- 
cluded Softball, speedball, volleyball, learning acrobatic tricks, dancing and spring 
hikes. 

Mrs. Davis, our coach, who did such an excellent job in coaching the basketball 
team, arranged a May Day Program. The May Court was chosen thus: 

May Queen — Dorothy Regan 

Maid of Honor — Hazel Strum . 

Senior Attendants 
Betty McLendon Hazel Bostic 

Junior Attendants 
Gaye Hill Patricia Taylor 

Sophomore Attendants 
Annie Hackett Jackie Jones 

Freshmen Attendants 
Susan Pargoe Martha Gardner 



Page One Hundred Forty -nine 




GIRLS' BASKETBALL SQUAD 
Mrs. Robert J. Davis, Coach 

Gaye Hill, Manager 



GUARDS 

Zelda Upchurch 
Maxine Capps 
Shirley Heffner 
Jackie Jones 
Mable Parton 
Grace Holland 
Newassa Taylor ' 



FORWARDS 

Susan Pargoe 
Doris Hensley 
Martha Gardner 
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Odfll Wilson 
Jo Ann Powell 
Hazel Strum 



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Page One Hundred Fifty 



BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 



*December 


2— Methodist Orphanage 


December 


9 — Methodist Orphanage 


December 


13 — Henderson 


*December 


16 — Graham 


January 


3— Oxford 


January 


16— Hilisboro 


January 


10— Chapel Hill 


January 


24 — Roxboro 


*January 


27 — Henderson 


*January 


28 — Junior Order Home 


January 


31 — Graham 


*February 


3 Oxford 


*February 


7— Hilisboro 


*February 


10 Chapel Hill 


*February 


15 — Berea 


*February 


24 — Roxboro 


Home Games 





Page One Hundred Fifty -one 



.^..^ ■"-'"^■•"•-■-! *te g 







AN AERIAL VIEW OF OXP^ORD ORPHANAGE 



NO. 1 

Heartbreak Hotel 

A vacation is a succession of 2's. It consists of 2 weeks, which 
are 2 short. Afterwards you are 2 tired 2 return 2 work, and 2 
broke not 2. 

NO. 2 

Poor People of Paris 

Shirley Heffner: Why do you think the people of Paris are poor? 
Jerry Strum : Because they do not have any money. 



NO. 3 

Hot Diggity 

Judge: You are charged with throwing your mother-in-law out 
the window. 

Stephen Faucette: I done it without thinking, sir. 

Judge: Yes, but don't you see how dangerous it might have been 
for anyone passing at the time? 

NO. 4 
Blue Suede Shoes 

Odis Hutchins: I would like to get some alligator shoes. 
Clerk: What size does your aligator wear? 

NO. 5 

Lisbon Antigua 

Bill Herrington : Darling, as I kissed you then, love was born. 
Ann Hackett: That's fine, dear, but wipe the birthmark off your 



lips. 



NO. 6 

Why Do Fools Fall in Love 

My lady, be wary of Cupid, 

And listed! to the lines of this verse; 

To let a fool kiss you is stupid. 

To let a kiss fool you is worse. 



NO. 7 

Ivory Tower 

Salesman: Would you care to buy a nice ivory letter-opener? 
Mr. Regan: I don't need one. I'm married. 

NO. 8. 

Moongloiv and Theme from Picnic 

Jordan: Why are you so sure there is no life on the Moon? 
Mr. Currin : Well, for one thing, they have never asked the United 
States for a loan. 

NO. 9 

Rock and Roll Waltz 

Gave Hill: I don't like some of these modern dances. They're 

nothing but hugging set to music. 
Nancy: Well, what do you object to about that? 
Gave Hill: The music. 

NO. 10 

Magic Touch 

Dan Murray: Dad, give me a dollar. 

Dad: Not today, sonny, not today. 

Dan Murray: Dad, if you'll give me a dollar, I'll tell you what the 

iceman said to mama this morning. 
Dad: Here, son, quick what did he say? 
Dan Murray: He said, "Lady, how much ice do you want this 

morning?" 

NO. 11 

No, Not Much 

Troy Regan : If I insured my house for fifty thousand dollars and 

it burned up the next day, what would I get? 
Insurance Agent: Ten years, most likely. 

NO. 12 

A Tear Fell 

Hazel Strum was dancing with "Red" at the .Junior-Senior to 
the tune "A Tear Fell." 
Hazel Strum : Red, why is the floor so slippery? Have you been 

crying? 
Red: Oh, no, this is where Mrs. Blackwell served iced pepsi cola. 



NO. 13 

I'll Be Home 

Hazel: (on a boat headed home) Captain, would you please ask 
the little boy sitting at the bottom of this boat to move so he 
won't get hurt? 

Captain : Very well, madame, but let me warn you if that boy gets 
up this boat will sink. 

NO. 14 

Rock Island Line 

Rock Island Line reminds some of the Seniors of the many 
times they tried to slip food by the watchful eyes of Mr. Jones as 
he patrols around the Kitchen every afternoon. The food is often 
hidden in boxes that are to be used for shipping purposes. 

NO. 15 

Mr. Wonderful 

"Mr. Wonderful got carried away one day as Paul grabbed 
his horse and jumped on his gun. Who said it? 



NO. 16 

Main Title Molly-0 

MoLLY-0 Smith: Newton, you have a wonderful voice. You could 

be a great help to the glee club as a 1st Bass. 
Newton Wilder: Does that "1st" mean I would be the best bass in 

the glee club? 

NO. 17 

Eddie My Love 

You kissed a7id told, 
But that's all right. 
The guy you told, 
Called up last night. 

NO. 18 

Long Tall Sally 

Nancy Wilson, seeing a sign at a movie house, "Servicemen, 
25 cents," walked over, put a dollar down, and said, "Give me four 
sailors, please." 



NO. 19 

Theme F^'om the Three Penny Opera 

Monty Finch has made up this new simplified tax form: 

1. How much did you make? 

2. How much did you spend? 

3. What have you left? 

4. Mail it in! 

NO. 20 

Juke Box Baby 

Hazel: Betsy Moore is a square. 

Janie: How is that? 

Hazel: She thinks "Juke Box Baby" is a Baby Juke Box. 

NO. 21 

standing Oti the Corner 

Alton Provost was standing on a street corner talking to some 
of his friends about the Irish. 
Alton: Show me an Irishman, he yelled, and I'll show you a 

coward. 

A big Irishman stepped forward and said, "I'm an Irishman," 
as he clenched his fist. 
Alton Provost: And I'm a coward. 

NO. 22 

Happy Whistler 

Boss: It gives me great pleasure to give you this $10 raise. 
Bobby Barker: Why not make it $20 and really have fun? 

NO. 23 

SIXTEEN TONS 

We hear Dot Regan running around singing "16 Tons" con- 
tinually. Could it be that she's trying to lose a few? (Tons?) 

NO. 24 

R-O-C-K 

While strolling across the campus, don't be alarmed if you 
hear a sharp shrill voice hollering out ROCK! It will only be 
that real gone cat Doris Hensley trying to hit upon the tune of 
that hit song ROCK. (Lots of luck "Cat") ! 



NO. 25 

Wayland Wind 

There's a lot of wayward wind blown by that special little 
group in shorthand class while trying to get Mrs. Blackwell off 
the subject. (Very little success). 

NO. 26 

To You My Love 

Janice Dillehay: All my life I have been saving my kisses for a 
man like you. 

Amos Speight: Prepare to lose the saving of a lifetime. 

NO. 27 
Walk Hand in Hand 

Easter Sunday three girls and a boy were walking to church. 
Mr. Landrum, seeing them, remarked: "You have four nicely 
dressed girls with you." Taking a second look, he said to Virginia 
Morrisette, "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought there were two of you. 

NO. 28 
Lovely Owe 

"What flavor of ice cream do you have?" asked Ronald Bul- 
lock. The pretty waitress, Jo Anne Powell, answered in a hoarse 
whisper, "vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate." 

Trying to be sympathetic he said, "you got laryngitis?" 
"No," she replied with an effort, "just vanilla, strawberry, 
and chocolate." 

NO. 29 
Great Pretender 

Bill Herrington (over the phone) : Are you going to pay us that 

account? 
William Wilson: Not just yet. 
Bill Herrington: If you don't, I'll tell all your creditors that you 

paid us. 

NO. 30 

Innamorata 

How about one of you going to Spain and investigate this. 
The Class of '56 leaves you this privilege. 



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